Arina Savalenka (No. 2-Belarus) has reached the second round of the women’s singles at the French Open tennis tournament (€49.6 million-$70.6 million prize fund), the second major event of the season.
Savalenka defeated Marta Kostyuk (39th-ranked Ukraine) 2-0 (6-3 6-2) in the first round of the women’s singles on the first day of competition at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France, on 28 August.
The second-seeded Savalenka won her first major singles title at the Australian Open this year.
At the French Open, a clay-court event, she was uncharacteristically weak, reaching the third round (round of 32). At Wimbledon, a grass-court major, she reached the quarter-finals in 2021.메이저놀이터
Savalenka broke her own service game at 2-2 in the first set, but broke her opponent’s next game to level the score at 3-3 and won the next three games in a row.
In the second set, she took control of the match, taking the first six games from 2-3 in the first set to make it 2-0.
Kostyuk, a Ukrainian national, refused to shake hands before or after the match with Russia, which invaded her country, or with players from Belarus, a country that is allied with Russia.
Sabalenka will play the winner of the Panna Udvardi (97th-Hungary)-Irina Simanovich (214th-Belarus) match in the second round for a place in the third round.