Tsitsipas-Rublev advances to second round of men’s singles…Sakkari crashes out in first round of women’s singles

Stefanos Tsitsipas (24, Greece, World No. 5) and Andrei Rublev (25, Russia, World No. 7) won their first matches of the French Open. Karen Khachanov (27, Russia, World No. 11) breezed through the first round with a hard-fought victory, while women’s singles player Maria Sakkari (27, Greece, World No. 8) suffered an early exit.

Tsitsipas defeated Iri Vesely (29, Czech Republic, World No. 455) 3-1 (7-5 6-3 4-6 7-6<9-7>) in the first round (Round of 128) of the Roland Garros French Open men’s singles at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France, on 28 September.

Tsitsipas, runner-up at this year’s Australian Open, will be seeking his first career Grand Slam title here. He was runner-up at the Cincinnati Masters in the United States in July last year and has finished runner-up in five consecutive events dating back to the Barcelona Open in April.토토사이트

Tsitsipas will face Roberto Cavalles Baena (30, Spain, World No. 57) in the third round.

World number seven and winner of this year’s Monte Carlo Masters, Andrei Rublev, also defeated László Zere (27, Serbia, world number 60) 3-1 (6-7 3-6 6-3 6-4) in the first round.

Rublev will play Corentin Moutet (24, France, World No. 61) in the second round.

Hachanov advanced to the second round with a 3-2 (3-6 1-6 6-2 6-1 6-3) victory over Constantin Lestienne (31, FRA, World No. 70) in a close match that lasted three hours and 41 minutes.

Hachanov, who reached the second round with a hard-fought victory, will face Radu Albot (33, Moldova, World No. 113).

In the first round of the women’s singles, Sakari lost 0-2 (6-7<5-7> 5-7) to Karolina Muhova (26, Czech Republic, World No. 43). Sakkari, who reached the quarter-finals of this event in 2021, packed her bags early this year.

Muhova will face Nadia Podroska (26, Argentina, World No. 103) in the second round.

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