Francoise Abanda offers a great resistance to Jelena Ostapenko
Photo: Glyn Kirk Agence France-Presse
The Québec Françoise Abanda has sold dearly for its skin facing the winner of the last Internationaux de France.
London — Françoise Abanda has not been able to pass the second round at Wimbledon, but she dearly sold his skin in the face of the Latvian ranked 13th, Jelena Ostapenko.
The winner of the Internationaux de France is coming back to conquer the Canadian, ranked 142nd 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3.
This is the first time that Ostapenko reached the third round on the grass in london at the circuit of the WTA tour. She had, however, won the tournament for the juniors in 2014.
Against Abanda, after being qualified and, just as she, aged 20 years, Ostapenko has again offered the game of high risk, which proved to be very profitable. She has been able to fi 39 unforced errors to take it with an advantage to 31-17 in the hits.
Johanna Konta advance
Earlier, the best hope for Britain to get hands-on with the title of the women’s singles has had to work hard to qualify in the third round.
Johanna Konta has found itself facing a deficit early in the match, but she came from behind to eliminate the Croat Donna Vekic 7-6 (4), 4-6, 10-8 on centre court of the All England Club.
The duel lasted 3: 10 pm, and it was time for it to end, was recognized the British. “It’s nice to know that the game is finished. We spent a lot of time on the court and we both fought really hard. “
Sixth-seeded, Konta has reached the third round in front of his supporters for the first time in six attempts. Last month, she participated in the final in Birmingham, a tournament preparatory on turf, but has lost against Vekic.
The Belarusian Victoria Azarenka also qualified for the third round thanks to a victory in two sets of 6-3 against the Ukrainian Elena Vesnina, 15th head of the series.
Twice a semi-finalist on grass in london, Azarenka just to reconnect with the courts after the birth of her first child in December. His match on Wednesday, was only his fourth of the season.
Last year, she had missed Wimbledon because of injury and has not participated in a Grand Slam tournament since the French open in 2016.
The quest for a third title for Petra Kvitova has ended in the second round. The 11th head of series, who has recently returned to the game after suffering an attack with the weapon at his home, was taken by surprise by the American Madison Brengle 6-3, 1-6, 6-2.
Venus Williams is coming back to conquer the Chinese Qiang Wang 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.
On the male side, Rafael Nadal has brought to 26 the series of sets won in major tournaments with a victory of 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 against American Donald Young.
The two-time champion reached the third round of Wimbledon for the first time since 2014. He will face the 30th-seeded Karen Khachanov, Friday.
The hip of Andy Murray seems to be very well. The favourite and reigning champion reached the third round with the German Dustin Brown 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. He will face Italian ranked as the 28th Fabio Fognini.
The Japanese Kei Nishikori (9th), the French Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (12), the Luxembourg’s Gilles Müller (16th), and the Spanish Roberto Bautista Agut (18th) also qualified for the second round.