After qualifying, Elsa Jacquemot was eliminated from entry into the Hamburg tournament by the Kazakh Yulia Putintseva.
If most of the French players have decided to play the Lausanne tournament this week, Elsa Jacquemot, 184th in the world, has chosen to play the qualifications for the Hamburg tournament, also on clay. The Frenchwoman got out of it this weekend, but this Monday in the first round, she fell on stronger: the 58th in the world and seeded n ° 6 Yulia Putintseva. The 20-year-old player, winner of Roland-Garros juniors in 2020, was playing her first match in a major WTA tournament table since Roland-Garros 2022, where she had passed a round (against Heather Watson), but she lost 6-2, 6-4 in 1h11.
The Kazakh, former world No. 27, notably took advantage of the weaknesses in the service of the Frenchwoman, author of three double faults and broken five times. The Lyonnaise certainly led 2-1 in the first set, but then she lost five games in a row, including three shutouts. In the second, Putintseva quickly led 4-1 (two more white games), then Jacquemot managed to erase one of her late breaks (4-2), but the Kazakh managed to conclude without trembling, on her second match point. She will face a German guest in the second round of this tournament (Seidel or Niemeier) of which Donna Vekic and Mayar Sherif are the first two seeds.
As for Jacquemot, who will gain four places in the standings thanks to her qualification for the big picture, she will now head to the United States. Also note this Monday the qualification of the seeded n°8 Camila Osorio at the expense of Kamilla Rakhimova (6-4, 6-3) and that of the seeded n°5 Julia Grabher against Miriam Bulgaru (6-4, 6-4).