Nuria Párrizas will not have very good memories of her debut at Roland Garros, although it is an award for perseverance at 30 years old, in a career that finally took off at the end of last year. The woman from Granada, 45th in the world, was surprised by the 227th, the French wild card Leolia Jeanjean (26), who also beat her in two sets: 6-4 and 6-3 in 1h28.
Jeanjean, of whom little or nothing is known, had never played a Grand Slam or even reached the top-200 in her invisible career, but supported by the local public, who came from vibrating with Moutet’s victory against Wawrinka, grew and posted 28 winners with only 18 unforced errors. The service also worked for him (81% of points won with firsts).
Párrizas reached the third round in Australia and surely she had the illusion of making her debut in Paris, especially when the draw matched her with a rival, in theory, affordable like Jeanjean, a poisoned gift that she choked.
Roland Garros WTA Draw Results