French Open Qualification 2022: Aussies on the first day

The first day of the qualifying round at Roland Garros got off to a good start for the Aussies.

Vukic ran through the match, winning 6-4, 6-4, to set the second round match again against Austrian Sebastian Offner, who turned 26 this month and is ranked 218th in the world.

The two players have never met before, but Afner finished 126th three years ago so it won’t be an easy match for Vukic.

The second Aussie man on the court was Jason Kubler, who battled Ricardo Bonadio of Italy and won the first set in style, 6-4.

Bonadio came back after winning the second set 6-3. Kublar ended the match 6-3 in two hours and eight minutes.

Shortly after Kubla’s start, Max Parcel, the third and final Aussie man, took to the court against Portugal’s Pedro Susa and won the first set 6-6, 6-5 in a tie-breaker.

Like Kubler, however, he lost the next set 6-4 and then lost the third set in a tie-breaker at 10-8.

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However, the men’s good start was impressed by our first two women’s performances on the court: Madison Inglis and Storm Sanders.

Inglis – like Vukic – finished 18th in the tournament and I expected his 22-year-old opponent to easily advance to the next round despite reaching his top 170 ranking this month.

This was not to be, and England lost 2-6, 2-6 in one hour and 23 minutes.

Storm Sanders also lost in a straight set but it was expected as he was against China’s third seed Lin Zhur. Lin Zhu won the game 6-4, 6-4.

Meanwhile, five other Aussie girls were due to play on the first day, with Jamie Forlis and Patricia Hoon winning straight sets.

Olivia Gadeki lost to a tough three setter to 17th seed American Haley Baptist. Everyone has played on Court 9 since Jason Kubler’s match against Bonadio.

Arena Rodionova won a fine straight set against United States’ Emina Bektas, currently ranked 195th, and Sনেne Mendez came down from one set to beat Georgian Mariam Balkvadze 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in a thrilling fight.

So that day, the Aussie result was that two of our three men advanced to the 64th round and four of our seven women advanced to the next round.

There are two Aussie matches left from Round 1 on Court 9 tomorrow. Lidget Cabrera and Ellen Perez would like to take the Aussie numbers to more than 60 percent success, which is already an impressive result.

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