Veselý lost to favorite Tsitsipas at Roland Garros, Bejlek also finished

Veselý lost to favorite Tsitsipas at Roland Garros, Bejlek also finished

Vesel lost to favorite Tsitsipas at Roland Garros, Bejlek also finished

Tennis tournament French Open in Paris (clay, subsidy 49.6 million euros): Men: Singles – 1st round, May 28. Czech Jiří Veselý.

Paris – Tennis players Jiří Veselý and Sára Bejlek finished in the 1st round at Roland Garros. The native of Příbram, who started on the Paris clay after an injury thanks to the protected ranking, lost the duel with the favored Greek and seeded fifth Stefanos Tsitsipas 5:7, 3:6, 6:4 and 6:7. Seventeen-year-old Bejlek was not enough in her debut in the main competition in Russia against Kamilla Rachimova, who lost 0:6, 3:6.

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Vesel lost to favorite Tsitsipas at Roland Garros, Bejlek also finished

Vesel lost to favorite Tsitsipas at Roland Garros, Bejlek also finished

< p>Vesel lost to favorite Tsitsipas at Roland Garros, Bejlek also finished

Vesel lost to Roland Garros favorite Tsitsipas, Bejlek also finished

Former Czech No. 1 Veselý, who returned to the courts this April after a more than seven-month break caused by a thigh muscle injury, did not make it to the 2nd round of Roland Garros for the third time in a row. Even 11 aces didn't help him today. Tsitsipas had one more, he also played 58 winning balls.

Veselý started the duel on Phillip Chatrier's court promisingly and, thanks to a break in the third game, served at 5:4 to win the first set. However, the Czech tennis player did not improve on the set ball, he lost three games in a row and lost the first set. Thanks to his 100% serve, Tsitsipas won the next set.

However, the experienced Czech tennis player did not give up the match. At the end of the third set, he won a break and reduced. A shortened game in the fourth set brought the decision. Veselý led 6:3 and 7:6, but he did not use any of the four set points and the 2021 Roland Garros finalist punished him. He took advantage of the first match point and celebrated the promotion after three hours and 16 minutes.

Bejlek did not pass the opening phase of the Grand Slam tournament even on the third attempt. She was also eliminated in the first round last year at the US Open and this year at the Australian Open. “The match didn't go well for me. It was the first time I felt a chance in the main competition of a Grand Slam and it unexpectedly tied me up a lot. That's what it looked like. But that's part of tennis, I'm young and I have to go through it,” Bejlek told journalists

Last year's Roland Garros junior semifinalist Bejlek made it to the main competition thanks to a successful qualification. In the duel with the 21-year-old Rachimova, she played ten winning balls, but paid the price for 24 unforced errors.

Bejlek could not rely on her serve from the start, winning only one of seven games on serve. The young Czech got a “canary” in the first set in 21 minutes and did not use an early break in the second set. Thanks to three more breaks, Rachimov turned the score from 0:1 to 4:2 and converted the second match point after 58 minutes of play.

“It's good to experience it. Every player has to go through it. For me, it means that I'm on the right path. If someone had told me last year, when I was playing junior here, that I would play three major competitions in a row, I would have took,” added Bejlek.

Sabalenková managed to enter, beat Ukrainian Kostyukova

World number two and winner of this year's Australian Open Aryna Sabalenková from Belarus successfully entered Roland Garros, beating Ukrainian tennis player Marta Kostyukova 6 :3, 6:2. In the next round, she will challenge compatriot Iryna Šymanovičová.

Kostyukova refused to shake hands with Belarus after the match because of her country's involvement in the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Ukrainian earned boos from the audience for this. “I didn't expect that. I won't react to it in any way, but those people should be ashamed,” said Kosťuková. “I want to see how they will react in ten years, when the war is over,” she added, adding that she would not continue to shake hands with Russian and Belarusian rivals.

The reaction also confused Sabalenkova. “I'm sorry, at first I thought the booing belonged to me. I was a little surprised, but then I heard your support. Thank you for it,” she said in an interview on the court of Belarus. “It was a very difficult match. Above all, on the emotional side,” she said.

The 25-year-old Sabalenkova defeated the world number 39 Kostuková in the second match and, just like last year in Dubai, she did not allow her even a set. She played 19 winning balls, Kostuková eight less.

Although the 20-year-old Ukrainian had a better start, she took the lead 3:2 after a break in the fifth game, but Sabalenko turned the set with four games in a row. In the second set, Belarus was already 100% on serve, again breaking the opponent's serve twice and in 71 minutes was able to celebrate advancement.

French Open tennis tournament in Paris

(clay, subsidy 49.6 million euros)


Singles – 1st round:

Khachanov (11-Rus.) – Lestienne (Fr .) 3:6, 1:6, 6:2, 6:1, 6:3, Hurkacz (13-Pol.) – Goffin (Belg.) 6:3, 5:7, 6:4, 2:6 , 6:4, Kokkinakis (Aust.) – Evans (20-Brit.) 6:4, 6:4, 6:4, Albot (Mold.) – Kypson (USA) 6:3, 6:2, 4: 6, 6:1, Ofner (Aust.) – Cressy (USA) 6:4, 7:6 (8:6), 6:2, Griekspoor (Netherlands) – Martínez (Sp.) 6:4, 2: 6, 0:6, 7:5, 6:3, Tsitsipas (5-Greece) – Vesely (CZ) 7:5, 6:3, 4:6, 7:6 (9 :7), Fucsovics (Germany) – Grenier (Fr.) 6:3, 5:7, 6:1, 6:3.


Singles – 1 round:

Sabalenková (2-Bel.) – Kostyukova (Ukrainian) 6:3, 6:2, Frechová (Poland) – Zhang Shuai (29-China) 6:1, 6: 1, Podoroská (Arg.) – Ponchetová (Fr.) 6:0, 6:2, Rachimovová (Rus.) – Bejlek (CZ) 6:0, 6:3, Hunterová (Aust. ) – Párrizasová (Sp.) 4:6, 6:2, 6:4, Šymanovičová (Belarus) – Udvardyová (Germany) 6:7 ​​(6:8), 6:3, 6:1.