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25 May 2022, 09:59

Sabalenka wins in French Open first round

MINSK, 25 May (BelTA) – Belarus' world number 7 Aryna Sabalenka turned her match around against French world number 101 Chloe Paquet to prevail 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 and advance to the French Open second round, BelTA has learned.

The Belarusian will next face world number 57 Madison Brengle of the United States. For 24-year-old Aryna Sabalenka this is her fifth appearance on the Roland Garros courts. She reached the third round in both previous seasons.

Earlier, Belarus' world number 15 Victoria Azarenka went off to a good start at the French Open 2022 seeing off world number 93 Ana Bogdan of Romania, 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-1), 6-2. The Belarusian will next play world number 65 Andrea Petkovic of Germany. Belarus' number 47 Aliaksandra Sasnovich defeated China's Wang Xinyu (77), 6-4, 6-1, in the opener. The Belarusian will next take on world number 12 Emma Raducanu of the UK.

Belarus' world number 50 Ilya Ivashka beat world number 78 Benoit Paire of France, 6-3, 7-5, 1-6, 7-5 to advance to the French Open 2022 second round. The Belarusian will next face world number 37 Cristian Garin of Chile.

The French Open will be over on 5 June.

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