Arruabarrena will return to compete in Paris three years later

Lara Arruabarrena you’re in luck. The tolosarra He resurfaced in Bogotá, where after playing the previous one he reached the quarterfinals, and this Thursday in Paris he managed to qualify for the main draw at Roland Garros after beating the Canadian in the third round of qualifying Carol Zhao by 6-4 and 6-2 in 1h: 25. In this way, he will return to compete in the French major three years after falling in the second phase against Petra Kvitova. Since then, things have not gone too well for him. Shortly before he had been a finalist precisely in Colombia, but later he had bad results and he could not pass the classification sieve in the big tournaments.

Now, waiting to know who his rival will be, he will once again rub shoulders with the elite at Roland Garros to try to get his best result, which would be to reach the third round. Lara finished a brilliant qualification in which he beat Arconada and Lottner before clearly submitting Zhao (25 years and 324th in the world. At 29, reaching the final draw is a reward for Arruabarrena, an injection of confidence to continue in the fight. It is now 191st in the world, but it rose to 28th in 2016 when it won its second title, in Seoul. Before, in 2012, he had triumphed in Bogotá. Against Zhao he only conceded five break points and lost two with 70% first serves and 23 winners., only one of them of direct service.

With the Basque, five Spanish women will compete at Roland Garros. The others are Garbiñe Muguruza, Sara Sorribes, Paula Badosa and Carla Suárez.

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