Wildcard Gangen defeats Pliskova in the French Open upset; Badosa, Pegula survives three settlers

227 seed Leolia Jeanjean wowed her home crowd with a 6-2 6-2 loss to 8th seed Karolina Pliskova in 75 minutes to move into the third round for Roland Garros.

Jinjin, 26, has yet to enter a major round-up draw and has not played in the top 50 before this week. But she knocked out 45th seed Nuria Barezas Diaz in the first round and took her first 10th-place win at Court Simone Mathieu in a display of flair and creativity.

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The result is a continuation of a series of excellent performances by French low-ranking women at Roland Garros. Jenjin joins Diane Barry, who ousted defending champion Barbora Krezhikova in her opener, in the third round. In addition, Elsa Jacquemot made it to the second round, pushing Angelique Kerber, and Tsah Andriangavetrimo, who caused some trouble for Pliskova in the first round.

Gangin rose to prominence in the tennis world at Lin University, from which she graduated with an MBA in Finance in 2019, and played her first full professional season in 2021. That year, she jumped from No. 1180 to No. 380 after amassing a record A record of 52-22. Jangin will next play Irina Camelia Peugeot, who recorded her fourth win in more than one encounter with 30th seed Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-4.

Match management: Gangin is now 28-9 in 2022. From the start, Gangin’s touch on a drop shot was evident. One offered her first break point at 2-2, and went on to turn when Pliskova double-faulted.

It was the start of an eight-game streak for Gengin, who beat Pliskova with changes in spin, speed and direction to take a 6-2, 4-0 lead. The last of those matches were the only ones in which Gangin faced break points. She topped two, second with one of the best shots I’ve had in the day, to extend her lead.

Jinjin dropped just seven points on her first serve.

Pliskova, who committed 28 involuntary fouls in the game, dropped to 6-8 in 2022. Gangin became the third lowest-ranked player to defeat a top-10 opponent this season, after Daria Savile’s 409th victory over Ons Jabeur in Indian Wells and No. 231 Laura Siegemund’s victory (by retirement) over Maria Sakkari at Stuttgart. Unlike Jangen, Savile and Sigmund who are both former top 30 players returning from injury.

Gangin on her predictions before Roland Garros: “I am very surprised. I won the top 50 I played during the first round. I didn’t know I was going to win. I was surprised. My level of play seems to bother them. I thought I wouldn’t win. Very, because it means I probably have the level to be there on the tour.

“This match was full of emotions through and through. I was able to open up my tactics to make it go back and forth, spin the ball. I didn’t know it was going to happen that way, again. It’s unbelievable thinking about it I’ve already won two sets against the top 10 players. , formerly No. 1 in the world. It’s unbelievable.”

Janjin on managing her emotions: “I’m totally amazed that I’ve kept my cool, and being focused. I usually get upset easily. I don’t always have the best behavior on the court, but since I got here I’ve had good behavior. I’m totally surprised I’ve been able to deal with my feelings, especially on a court like Simon Mathieu. It’s the first time I’ve played in such a big stadium with so many fans supporting me, I was very happy.

“I don’t want to lose my cool. I don’t want to lose my energy. I get very nervous when I play. My heart is pounding. I try to hold my breath, not scream, because that would actually undermine my performance. This is how I want to celebrate when I win.” . That’s it “.

Badosa, Pegula come through tough tests

3rd seed Paula Padusa, who beat Kaja Jovan 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 in 2 hours 17 minutes, and 11th seed Jessica Pegola, who held off against Anhelina Kalinina 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 At 2 hours 26 minutes, avoid disturbances.

Yovan, 21, reached the final of the Hologic WTA Tour in Strasbourg last week, losing a 3-hour 16-minute title match to Angelique Kerber five days earlier. The Slovenian, ranked No. 68, outperformed Padusa for long periods in their first encounter. She returned from 5-2 in the first set to level 5-5 and then made an impressive second set, dragging the Spaniard around the field with a series of precise hits and drops.

Govan stood on two points after leading 6-5 as her focus receded. After a bout of easy fouls later, Badosa took the break and made a strong serve game to steal the opening act.

Juvan received the treatment on her back after the second group, and despite an immediate split in the interval group, it faded afterwards. Two points for a 2-0 rally went to beg; Instead, Padusa scored 10 consecutive points en route to a 4-1 lead and headed to the finish line from there.

Pegula needed 10 match points to lock down Wang Qiang 6-2, 5-1 in the first round, eventually winning 6-2, 6-4, and a similar story came out on Thursday against Kalinina.

Pegula, the Madrid runner-up, led 6-1, 5-1, but missed three match points that were serving up the match at 5-2. The 36th-seeded Ukrainian Kalinina made a remarkable turnaround, playing seven straight matches to advance 1-0 in Group C.

Pegula combined herself to lead again in the double break with a score of 4-1, before Kalinina tied 4-4. The American broke again for 5-4, but Kalinina valiantly held off another four match points before Pegula finally turned her ninth with a backhand.

Padusa will next play 29th seed Veronika Kudermetova, who defeated former qualifier Alexandra Krunic 6-3, 6-3, for a third time in 2022. Kudermitova has won all three of her encounters before this season, but Padusa just lost. Eight matches combined across their matches in Indian Wells and Madrid.

Pegula will face 24th seed Tamara Zidansek, the only one of last year’s semi-finalists to reach the third round this year. The Slovenian advanced by walking after a foot injury that forced Mayar Sharif to withdraw.

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