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Parry stops in the 2nd lap

Penultimate Frenchwoman in the running, Diane Parry was curtly eliminated by Mirra Andreeva, aged 16, in the second round of Roland-Garros. The last tricolor hopes now rest on Océane Dodin, who will face Ons Jabeur.

Barring a miracle from Océane Dodin at the expense of Ons Jabeur, there will be no French player in the third round of Roland-Garros… The 79th player in the world, aged 20, was eliminated by a player from four years his junior, the Russian prodigy Mirra Andreeva, guaranteed to enter the Top 100 thanks to this success, when she was born in 2007 and has the right to play only sixteen professional tournaments per year because of her age . The native of Siberia, who trains all year round in Cannes, made short work of the Parisian, winning with the score of 6-1, 6-2 in 1h17. Author of 56% of first serves, 11 winning strokes for 15 unforced errors (against 38 for Parry), Andreeva largely dominated this match, losing her serve only once.

Gauff in the third round?

In the first set, the Russian made the French see all the colors and broke her at 1-0 (on her third chance) and at 4-1 (on her first chance). On her way, she took Parry’s service in the first game of the second set. But Parry finally reacted by breaking on a white game! The beginning of the awakening of the French? Not really… She held on until 2-2, but Andreeva then took her serve, on her fifth break point, before signing a shutout (4-2) and again breaking the Frenchwoman (5-2 ). Not at all disturbed by the pressure to win her second Grand Slam match, the Russian finished the match at 40-30, without shaking. Next opponent: the American Gauff or the Austrian Grabher. Diane Parry, who reached the third round last year, will go down the hierarchy. We will find her next week in Croatia for a WTA 125 on clay, before playing the Biarritz tournament. Meanwhile, Andreeva may have passed her in the standings…

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