Osaka and Kvitova, with match-ball against, suffer to pass

Osaka and Kvitova, with match-ball against, suffer to pass

Tough start for two of Roland Garros favorites Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitova, who struggled to overtake inferior opponents on paper in the first round. For the silent Japanese the second set was complicated against the Romanian Patricia Maria Tig, against whom she had to come back in her first match six years ago in Hua Hin. This time he won in two sets, but had to close the win in the tiebreaker: 6-4 and 7-6 (4) in 1h: 47. The one in Paris is not far from the Grand Slam that is best given to the Japanese. He has never made it past the third round. Osaka will face another Romanian, Ana Bogdan, on Wednesday.

Kvitova, who was a semifinalist in 2012 and 2020, passed cain to overtake Belgian Greet Minnen, who came from the previous one and is still unable to beat a top-20, although this time it was very close. And it is that she had a match point to the rest in the twelfth game of the second set, but the Czech lifted it, was saved later in the tie-break and sentenced in the third set when the Belgian could no longer put up any more resistance (6-7 (3), 7-6 (5) and 6-1 in 2:16). Kvitova will face the Russian Vesnina or the Belarusian Govortsova.

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