Leheček and Nosková played in the 2nd round at Roland Garros

Leheček and Nosková played in the 2nd round at Roland Garros


French Open tennis tournament, June 1, 2023, Paris. Czech tennis player Linda Nosková.

Paris – Tennis players Jiří Lehečka and Linda Nosková were eliminated at the Roland Garros Grand Slam in the 2nd round. The quarterfinalist of this year's Australian Open, Leheček, clearly lost to the American Marcos Giron 2:6, 3:6, 2:6, eighteen-year-old Nosková was not enough for the favored Jelena Rybakinová from Kazakhstan, who lost twice 3:6. Karolína Muchová remained the only Czech singles participant at the tournament, who will challenge Romanian Irina-Camelia Beguová in Friday's 3rd round.

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Lehečka with Noskova finished her tennis match at Roland Garros in the 2nd round

Lehečka with Nosková finishes at Roland Garros in the 2nd round

The 21-year-old Lehečka did not follow up on his opening triumph over the German Jan-Lennard Struff and lost in an hour and 44 minutes in a duel with the 75th player in the world Giron. He did not make a single break, on the contrary, he lost serve six times. The American recorded 28 winning balls and equaled the best result from 2021 at Roland Garros. Lehečka made 38 unforced errors and will not improve this year's maximum from the Paris tournament.

“It was definitely one of my worst matches of the season. Both in terms of the result, performance and how I felt on the court,” Lehečka told reporters. “It was a game in which I had a clear strategy and an idea of ​​how it could look like. I replayed in my head our last game last year, but from the beginning everything was different. I didn't manage to react at all. It was definitely not a missed opportunity , as I would imagine,” he added.

The native of Mladoboleslav entered the match with a lost serve, he did not manage a single break point in the first set, and Giron took the lead in 32 minutes after the next break. In the second set, Lehečka lost his serve in the fifth game. He could have responded immediately at 2:3, but he did not use two break points. The American also won the second set.

Even in the third set, the 41st player in the world Lehečka did not find a rhythm, he missed two more break points in the third game and lost the remaining four games in a row from 2:2. Giron thus avenged Leheček's defeat in Paris in October.

Also, the winner of the junior tournament last year, Nosková, did not have a single break in the duel with Rybakinová and lost it in one hour and 28 minutes. Her defeater, the world number four and champion from last year's Wimbledon, who also knocked out Brenda Fruhvirtová in Paris, will meet the Spaniard Sara Sorribesová.

Nosková, a native of Vsetín, reached the 2nd round of the Grand Slam for the first time. Against Rybakinová, she did not convert any of the four break points and lost serve three times. The native of Moscow, representing Kazakhstan, helped herself to five aces and played 30 winning balls. Nosková made six double faults.

“I had some chances, but unfortunately I didn't play particularly well the whole match,” said Nosková. “So when I already had something, I should have used it to at least take something from the positive side. However, I didn't feel very comfortable on the court. It wasn't because I was playing with Rybakinová, but I just didn't feel it at all,” she added .

The Czech tennis player lost serve for the first time in the third game of the opening set and did not hold her serve until the end, when she was not even helped by five deflected set points. Nosková could dramatize the duel in the second set, when she had three break points at 3:3. But she didn't use any of them and immediately lost serve. Rybakinová then closed the duel with the fourth used match point.

The opening round of doubles was won by Markéta Vondroušová and Miriam Kolodziejová, who turned the duel against the French pair of Estelle Cascinová and Carole Monnetová and won 2:6, 6:1, 6:1. In the next stage, the seeded 15 will challenge Veronika Kuděrmětová and Ljudmila Samsonová from Russia.

The champion Šwiateková advanced to the 3rd round of Roland Garros after another win 6:4, 6:0

The defending champion and world tennis number one Iga Šwiateková also won the second match at Roland Garros with the result 6:4, 6:0. The Polish favorite advanced to the 3rd round after today's victory over the American Claire Liu.

Šwiateková, who triumphed at the Paris Grand Slam for the first time in 2020, won in an hour and a half. She lost serve twice in the first set against her opponent from the beginning of the second hundred of the ranking, but did not give her a chance in the second. In the round of 16, the Warsaw native will face China's Wang Sin-yü.

“It's not easy to play in the wind and then play against it after switching sides. I'm glad that I raised the level of my game in the second set. Patience is important, especially on clay,” said Šwiateková, who celebrated her 22nd birthday on Wednesday.

Šwiateková is also fighting to maintain her position as world number one at Roland Garros. Regardless of the results of her pursuer Aryna Sabalenkova from Belarus, she will remain at the top of the rankings if she defends her title.

The fourth seeded Norwegian tennis player Casper Ruud advanced to the third round. Last year's finalist defeated the Italian qualifier Giulio Zeppieri after a more than three-hour battle 6:3, 6:2, 4:6, 7:5. The 24-year-old Ruud, who also played in the finals at the US Open last year, was in control of the first two sets against Zeppieri. However, he was unable to finish the balanced third set and the Italian, who is starting at the Grand Slam for the second time in his career after his debut in Paris last year, forced the match to continue with a break.

Also at the end of the fourth set, the favored Norwegian hesitated and was unable to complete the duel at 5:4, but his opponent's health problems soon made the situation easier for him. The 21-year-old Zeppieri required treatment for a thigh muscle in the eleventh game at 15:40, but was unable to play a single fifth on the court.

“It was a difficult match. I started well, I got a break early and I myself he served well. But this is the magic of three-set matches. Normally I would have won 6-3, 6-2, but here he got another chance and took advantage of it. In the third set he played much better and in the fourth it was already very difficult,” he described the match in an interview on the Ruud court. “So I'm very happy that I didn't have to go to the fifth set. I'll have time to prepare for the next match,” added the Norwegian, who advanced to at least the 3rd round for the fifth time in a row at Roland Garros.

The surprise came from the 79th ranked player Daniel Atmaier from Germany, who defeated world number nine Jannik Sinner 6:7, 7:6, 1:6, 7:6, 7:5 after five and a half hours. The favored Italian missed two match points and Altmaier ended the match with a tenth ace.

French Open tennis tournament in Paris

(clay, subsidy 49.6 million euros):


Singles – Round 2:

Giron (USA) – Lightweight (Czech Republic) 6:2, 6:3, 6:2, Ruud (4-Nor.) – Zeppieri (It.) 6:3, 6:2, 4:6, 7:5, Rune (6-Dan. ) – Monfils (Fr.) no fight, Altmaier (German) – Sinner (8-It.) 6:7 ​​(0:7), 7:6 (9:7), 1:6, 7:6 (7 :4), 7:5, Tiafoe (12-USA) – Karatsev (Russia) 3:6, 6:3, 7:5, 6:2, Coric (15-Croatia) – Cachín (Arg.) 6 :3, 4:6, 4:6, 6:3, 6:4, Jarry (Chile) – Paul (16-USA) 3:6, 6:1, 6:4, 7:5, Etcheverry (Arg. ) – De Minaur (18-Arg.) 6:3, 7:6 (7:2), 6:3, Nishioka (27-Japan) – Purcell (Aust.) 4:6, 6:2, 7: 5, 6:4, Dimitrov (28-Bulg.) – Ruusuvuori (Fin.) 7:6 (7:4), 6:3, 6:4, Zhang Chen (China) – Tirante (Arg.) 7:6 (7:3), 6:3, 6:4, Seyboth Wild (Braz.) – Pella (Arg.) 6:3, 3:6, 6:4, 6:3, Olivieri (Arg.) – Vavassori (It.) 7:6 (9:7), 3:6, 6:4, 7:6 (7:3).

Doubles – 1st round:


Jebavý, Martínez (Czech Republic/Ven.) – Monteiro, Varillas (Braz./Peru) 6:2, 7:5.

2. round:

Nědovjesov, Reyes (Kaz./Mex.) – Behar, Pavlásek (Izr./Czech Republic) 6:4, 1:6, 6: 1.


Singles – 2nd round:

Rybakinová (4-Kaz.) – Nosková (CZE) 6:3, 6:3, Šwiateková (1-Pol.) – Liuová (USA) 6:4, 6:0, Gauffová (6-USA) – Grabherová (Austria) 6:2, 6:3, Džábirová (7-Tun.) – Dodinová (Fr.) 6:2, 6:3, Sorribesová (Sp.) – Martičová (Croatia) .) 6:4, 6:1, Haddad Maia (14-Brazil) – Shnajder (Russia) 6:2, 5:7, 6:4, Day (USA) – Keys (20-USA) 6:2 , 4:6, 6:4, Peraová (USA) – Vekičová (22-Croatian) 3:6, 6:4, 6:3, Alexandrová (23-Russian) – Friedsamová (German) 6:2, 6:0, Schmiedlová (SR) – Bolsova (Sp.) 6:3, 6:4, Cocciarettová (It.) – Waltertová (Switz.) 6:2, 6:3, Wang Sin-jü (China) – Peterson (Sweden) 7:6 (7:5), 6:2, Andrejevová (Rus.) – Parryová (Fr.) 6:1, 6:2, Danilovićová (Serb.) – Paoliniová (It.) 6:2 , 7:5, Curenková (Ukraine) – Davisová (USA) 6:3, 1:0 scratch.

Quadruple – 1st round:

Kolodziejová, Vondroušová (Czech Republic) – Cascinová, Monnetová (Fr.) 2:6, 6:1, 6:1, Parksová, Stearnsová (USA) – Detiucová, Gamizová (CZ/Ven.) 6:3, 6:4.