While the Grand Slam seeds and winners were eliminated from the first day of the tournament, top-level singles seeds began to appear from that day on, but 1st seed Badoza and the 2nd seed ranked in the top 4 of the “US Open” Three seeds, including Garcia, disappear.
Badoza lost 3-6, 2-6 in straight sets to Jiang Qingwen (China) who is 19 and ranked 36th in the world. Jean, who scored seven aces, was outplayed in most of his service games and could only break once. This is the 34th victory for Jan, who continues to improve rapidly this season. This is the second time this season that he won the top 10 players, and in the “WTA 1000 Toronto” he beat Onz Jabbar (Tunisia), then ranked 5th in the world.
Garcia, whose good fight in New York is still fresh in his memory, narrowly lost after a tough battle against world number 28 Jiang Shuai (China). Garcia and Jean, who are doing well in both singles and doubles, played a good match early on, and although Garcia won the first set after breaking up early, the battle got even more messy afterwards. Jan was the first to break in the second set, but was caught and failed to score a set point in the 10th game. Always win the tie-break and make the set count 1-1. The final set went with no chance of a break for the other, and Garcia scored a comeback ace in Game 10, which was 5-4, and grabbed a match point. However, Jean managed to hold on with a serve and eventually concluded a tie-break in straight sets. Garcia seemed to have pushed him into the rally as Jean was 4-3, but Jean scored a forehand with a forehand from a tight spot and made it 5-3 on the third mini-break. This point was the deciding factor and Jean took a victory from behind 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5). After two and a half hours of fierce competition, Jean withdrew from the scheduled first-round doubles match with Beatriz Haddad Maia (Brazil).
Eighth-seeded Ryvakina lost to world No. 30 Lyudmila Samsonova (Russia) 2-6, 4-6. After defeating Romanians Simona Halep and Jabbar to win her maiden Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, Ryvakina was knocked out in the first three of her six appearances.
Garbine Muguruza (Spain), the third seed, was the only seed to win the singles match that day. Despina Papamihail (Greece), ranked 213th in the world, won her second Tour title in the first round of this tournament and moved into the top 8 with back-to-back wins.
In addition, on this day, after the day before, Japanese teams participated in all three doubles matches. All pairs including Kurumi Nara (Japan/Ando Securities)/Misaki Doi (Japan/Miki House) were beaten in the first game.
Eina Shibahara (Japan/Hashimoto Sogyo Holdings) is paired with Luisa Stephanie (Brazil) against second seed Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada)/Juliana Olmos (Mexico). The Shibahara/Stephanie pair, who lost the service game due to a series of double faults early in the game, caught them once, but due to Dabrowski’s performance, they gave another break and lost the set. In the 2nd set, the opposing pair riding the waves drew winners such as returning aces in succession and won 4 games in a row. The Shibahara/Stephanie team served well in game five and held it, but they couldn’t stop their opponent’s momentum and lost 3-6, 1-6.
Also, Shibahara had tape on his shoulder in that match, but after the match, he revealed that he had pain in his back during the singles that were in qualifying, and he was recording but it didn’t heal. not.
Then, following Jan/Adad Maia’s forfeit, the pair Maii Hondama (Japan/Shimadzu Seisakusho)/Yuki Naito (Japan/Kameda Seika) suddenly took part in the first doubles match. They played against Fernanda Contreras Gómez (Mexico)/Papamihail, but lost 1-6, 3-6 in straight sets without even having a break chance due to lack of preparation.
(WOWOW Tennis World Editorial Department)
* Photo shows Garcia training at the Toray Pan Pacific Open venue.
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