Paris | And in a left-handed duel, Leila Fernandez on Tuesday will try to become the first Canadian to reach the semi-finals at Roland Garros since Eugenie Bouchard eight years ago.
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in front of the 17e A favorite in the middle, as of 6:00 am, Quebec time, the interesting Martina Trevisan will stand. The 28-year-old Italian currently occupies the best position in her career, 59e.
In tennis, confrontations between the “left legs” are rare. They are only nine among the top 100 players in the WTA.
Deprived of that ascent that has overtaken most of its rivals – a hit from the left markedly alters ball trajectories – Quebec anticipates a major challenge on Tuesday.
“Another tough match,” said Lille, who has already won three sets in her last two matches, Swiss Belinda Bencic (14).e stubs) and American Amanda Anisimova (27 .).e).
“I have to find a way to confront her, this left-handed person,” she noted.
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Leila Fernandez in action during her game against Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic on Friday.
One of my favorites
More of a regular at the ITF tournaments than the big tables in the WTA, Trevisan hasn’t found himself in uncharted territory yet in Week Two.
Against all odds, she also achieved the quarter-finals two years ago in Paris, after withdrawing from the qualifiers.
The 19-year-old Lavalloise made her debut at this stage in the French championship. And on paper, the picture looks fairly open, at least until the final.
The only two players to rank better than her in the competition in Paris, Poland’s Iga Swiatek (1Dr), and American Jessica Pegola (11 .).e), in the other part. They will face each other in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.
Some European media see Layla, now nicknamed “Klay La”, squeezed between her first name and the English translation of the word “Klay”, as one of the players who could rock Swatek in Saturday’s final.
She and another young racket, American Coco Gauff, 18e The candidate that Fernandez will find in the semi-finals if the two win on Tuesday.
Everything is very dangerous
But if nine of the world’s top 10 players fall before the round of 16, it’s because the players still at Porte d’Auteuil are also very dangerous, Quebec believes.
Fernandez humbly noted that “All the girls who are still here are very good. I work hard, but they also have the mentality of wanting to win. I think the picture is still high. There will not be an easy game.”
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A hug from Thierry Henry
On Sunday after her game against American Amanda Anisimova, big football fan Leila Fernandez expressed her delight at playing against former soccer star Thierry Henry, who also ran the Montreal Impact. But Fernandez didn’t just play against Henry, who was also praised for standing at the end of a difficult Round of 16 match in midfield. She also met him a few hours later, near the tournament’s press conference room, and managed to give him a hug. “I feel very grateful to be in the quarter-finals. […] But my best moment of the match was seeing Thierry Henry in the stands,” the young player wrote on her Instagram account, sharing a photo of her meeting with the former striker.
5.1 million French for Nadal and Felix
The stands at Stade Philippe Chatrier were nearly full on Sunday for the round of 16 match between Quebec’s Felix Auger-Aliassime and Spain’s Rafael Nadal. But it wasn’t just from the middle that the French watched Felix push the man who won the title 13 times at Roland Garros in five rounds. According to one of the Twitter accounts of France Télévisions, a network that broadcasts daytime matches in Paris, there were also as many as 5.1 million viewers watching this confrontation.
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