May 31, 2021, this Monday, was a happy day for the reigning Roland Garros champion, Iga Swiatek. The Polish woman was born on a day like 20 years ago and celebrated her birthday with a victory over her best friend, the Slovenian Kaja Juvan. At the end of the match (6-0 and 7-5) Marion Bartoli gave him a bouquet of flowers and the audience sang to congratulate her. Couldn’t ask for more.
In this joyous way, Swiatek began the defense of the Paris title (if he succeeds, it would be the first one since 2007) with a donut like the two that he endorsed Karolina Pliskova a couple of weeks ago in Rome. In the second round she will face the Swedish Rebecca Peterson, who could with the American Shelby Rogers (6-7 (3), 7-6 (8) and 6-2).
Not a bad way to celebrate your birthday! 💐
Happy Birthday, @iga_swiatek 🥳#Roland Garros pic.twitter.com/4oPOowP2sj
– Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) May 31, 2021
Kiki Bertens did not make good her condition of 16th seed and fell to Polona Hercog 6-1, 3-6 and 6-4). The Slovenian awaits rival: García or Siegemund. Marketa Vondrousova did not fail (20th), who beat the dangerous and powerful Estonian Kai Kanepi (4-6, 6-3 and 6-0). He will see them with Harmoni Tan, French guest trained by Nathalie Tauziat, who surprised her compatriot Alize Cornet (double 6-4), who arrived at the appointment with hip discomfort.
Results, table and calendar.