Tennis – damn hell! Pavlyuchenkova has now won four consecutive games and leads 4-3 in the first set. This one could get interesting.
It’s 3-3 and all tied in the first set between Pavlyuchenkova and Sabalenka.
Sabalenka finds a couple of break points now, but 29-year-old Pavlyuchenkova is right to bring him back to two in this sixth game of the first set. Our Eurosport commentator informs us that this is the fourteenth time that Pavlyuchenkova has played at Roland Garros, which is quite a record.
Sabalenka now saves a game point with massive groundstrokes that wear down Pavlyuchenkova with sheer force … however, the Russian finally finds a way.
And now Pavlyuchenkova finds a break in service from her opponents, and is back in this first set at 3-2.
Pavlyuchenkova now he is on the board: it is 3-1 in favor of Sabalenka.
On the other hand, Elena Rybakina (21) now leads Elena Vesnina 5-0 in her first set.
On the court Simonne Mathieu, Aryna Sabalenka (3) took a 3-0 lead in the first set against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (31). Sabalenka is the remaining seeded player in the women’s competition, following the retirements of Ash Barty and Naomi Osaka.
The debate about Naomi Osaka’s withdrawal from this tournament continues to rumble. Watch an explanatory video, with the thoughts of our tennis reporter Tumaini Carayol, right here:
Yesterday we saw Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek, among others, safely advance to the third round at Roland Garros, while the women’s world number 1, Ash Barty, was forced to withdraw from her match. against Magda Linette with a hip injury. There was also a notable slow play outbreak between Federer and his opponent Marin Cilic.
There was no shortage of action and drama on Thursday, so what will Friday bring? In the women’s singles, Victoria Azarenka faces the Madison Keys starting at 11 am, and Serena Williams will be on the court at 3 pm for a third-round match against compatriot Daniel Rose-Collins.
In the men’s singles, Alexander Zverev should arrive on the court at 11:15 a.m. M. To face Laslo Dere of Hungary, and two hours later Daniil Medvedev will face American Reilly Opelka.
Those are just a few of the matches on today’s menu, which are sure to be packed with skill, intensity, super slow motion reps, and frequent towel use. Go!
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism