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India’s Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza along with their partners on Thursday registered contrasting wins in the men’s and women’s doubles events of the French Open respectively.
World number two Daniil Medvedev won the French Open with a straight set win (French Open) Made it to the third round of the men’s singles of the tournament while top seed Inga Swiatec also registered an easy win in the women’s singles. second seed medvedev (Daniil Medvedev) defeated Laslo Jair of Serbia in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 to reach the third round at Roland Garros for the second year in a row. Medvedev started his French Open career four years in a row after losing in the first round. They had to face defeat in the first round in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. At the same time, Indian pairs also won.
Medvedev, however, made it to the quarter-finals of the French Open last year, having won all six sets in two rounds so far this week, losing just 16 games. The second seeded Russian player will next take on world number 28 Miomir Kesmanovich of Serbia in the next round. Eighth seed Kaspar Rood of Norway also won the second round match in straight sets. He reached the third round of the French Open for the third year in a row by defeating Finland’s Emil Rusuvori 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.
Swiatech’s winning streak continues
Twelfth seed Hubert Huracaj defeated Marco Cechinato 6-1, 6-4, 6-2. In women’s singles, top seed Swiatec of Poland beat Alison Riske 6-0, 6-2 to register her 30th consecutive win. This is the longest consecutive win for a female player since Serena Williams won 34 consecutive matches in 2013. French Open 2020 champions Swiatec have not lost a match for more than three months. Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep was upset by Chinese qualifier Qinwen Zheng 2-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Earlier, world number three Paula Bedosa became the first player in the top 10 to make it to the third round. Spain’s Bedosa defeated Slovenia’s No. 68 Kaja Juvan 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 in a second round match that lasted more than two hours. In the third set, Bedosa had lost his first serve but after that he returned to win four games in a row and then won the match. Bedosa’s best performance in the Grand Slam tournament is to make it to the quarter-finals of the 2021 French Open. Bedosa will take on world number 29 Veronika Kudermatova of Russia in the third round. US Open 2017 runner-up Madison Keys also reached the third round after defeating Caroline Gracia 6-4, 7-6(3) in straight sets.
Great performance by Indian players
India’s Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza along with their partners registered contrasting wins in the men’s and women’s doubles events respectively of the French Open on Thursday. Bopanna and M Middelkoop of Netherlands reached the pre-quarterfinals after defeating Andre Golubev and Fabrice Martin in straight sets. Sania then teamed up with Czech Republic’s Lucie Hradecka to register a three-set win over Italian pair of Jasmine Paolini and Martina Trevisan in the opening round. Sixteenth seed Bopanna and Middelkup won the second round 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and six minutes.