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French Open updates | Alcaraz makes fast work of 1st foe

PARIS (AP) — The Newest on the French Open Grand Slam tennis match (all occasions native):

9:30 p.m.

Rising star Carlos Alcaraz confirmed what the fuss is all about with a fast and clear first-round victory in the principle stadium at Roland Garros.

The 19-year-old from Spain by no means confronted a break level whereas beating Juan Ignacio Londero 6-4, 6-2, 6-0 in lower than two hours Sunday.

Alcaraz, who’s seeded No. 6, compiled greater than twice as many winners as Londero — 22 to 10 — and in addition made fewer unforced errors in a match that concluded below the bogus lights at Court docket Philippe Chatrier.

Londero was not essentially the hardest opponent: He’s ranked 141st and misplaced in qualifying in Paris however bought into the principle draw when another person withdrew from the match.

However Alcaraz displayed a few of the shot-making and steadiness which have carried him to a tour-leading 4 titles and a 29-3 file in 2022. He’s the youngest man to succeed in the highest 10 within the rankings since Rafael Nadal in 2005.

8:20 p.m.


American teenager Coco Gauff didn’t let 10 double-faults, 12 break factors or a warning from the chair umpire about receiving teaching from Dad disrupt her progress into the second spherical at Roland Garros.

The 18-year-old Gauff started her journey to Paris with a 7-5, 6-0 victory over Canadian qualifier Rebecca Marino on Sunday.

Gauff’s finest efficiency at any Grand Slam match got here a 12 months in the past on the French Open, the place she reached the quarterfinals earlier than dropping to eventual champion Barbora Krejcikova.

Gauff had some serving points towards Marino however managed to put aside 10 of the 12 break factors she confronted. One key stat that helped Gauff was that she made solely 16 unforced errors, whereas Marino amassed 40.

Marino was showing within the French Open for the primary time since 2011.

3:50 p.m.

Two-time Grand Slam champion Garbiñe Muguruza is out of the French Open within the first spherical for the second 12 months in a row.

Muguruza gained the title at Roland Garros in 2016 and was seeded tenth this 12 months however was defeated 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 by Kaia Kanepi of Estonia on Sunday.

Kanepi turns 37 subsequent month and is the oldest participant within the girls’s attract Paris. She is ranked forty sixth and is taking part in her fifteenth French Open. Her finest showings had been quarterfinal appearances in 2008 and 2012; she has appeared in seven Grand Slam quarterfinals however by no means gained one.

The match ended below a drizzle and Muguruza missed a service return on match level, then cracked her racket towards the bottom.

She beat Serena Williams within the remaining at Roland Garros six years in the past, then defeated Venus Williams within the remaining at Wimbledon in 2017.

2:50 p.m.

Two-time French Open finalist Dominic Thiem’s dropping streak reached 10 matches with a first-round exit at Roland Garros as he works his approach again from a torn tendon in his proper wrist.

Thiem bowed out 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 towards Hugo Dellien, a Bolivian ranked 87th who entered the match with a 2-7 profession file in Grand Slam matches.

Thiem gained the 2020 U.S Open and was the runner-up at three different majors. He misplaced to Rafael Nadal within the finals of the 2018 and 2019 French Opens, and to Novak Djokovic within the remaining of the 2020 Australian Open.

However Thiem’s final victory wherever on tour got here at Rome in Might 2021. He’s 0-6 this 12 months.

In one other early exit by a high participant Sunday, No. 6 seed Ons Jabeur was knocked out of the match by 56th-ranked Magda Linette of Poland 3-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5.

Jabeur started the day with a tour-leading 17 wins on clay this season. She gained the Madrid Open and made it to the ultimate of the Italian Open this month.

12:20 p.m.

The primary results of the 2022 French Open is in and No. 26 seed Sorana Cirstea is the primary participant to succeed in the second spherical.

The 32-year-old Romanian moved on with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Tatjana Maria of Germany on Court docket 6 on Sunday.

Cirstea is taking part in her 53rd Grand Slam match and he or she has reached one quarterfinal beforehand — at Roland Garros in 2009.

She made it to the fourth spherical in Paris a 12 months in the past. Cirstea additionally bought that far on the Australian Open in 2017 and this January.

11:10 a.m.

Play within the 12 months’s second Grand Slam tennis match has began on the purple clay of Roland Garros in Paris, with not one of the COVID-19 restrictions that restricted attendance the previous two years.

The French Open is the game’s solely main championship that begins on a Sunday.

The schedule contains previous Grand Slam title winners equivalent to Sloane Stephens, Garbiñe Muguruza and Dominic Thiem.

Essentially the most anticipated match of Day 1 entails Carlos Alcaraz, the 19-year-old Spaniard who’s seeded No. 6 and the youngest participant to interrupt into the highest 10 of the lads’s rankings since Rafael Nadal in 2005.

Alcaraz’s contest towards Juan Ignacio Londero is scheduled to be held final in Court docket Philippe Chatrier, the positioning’s fundamental stadium.

Novak Djokovic, final 12 months’s males’s champion, and 13-time champion Nadal are slated to play their first-round matches on Monday. So is the No. 1-ranked girl, Iga Swiatek, who’s on a 28-match successful streak.

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