The inaugural match of this second day of the Parisian Grand Slam introduced collectively two former Montpellier ASPTT gamers, Andrea Petkovic and Océane Dodin, the first gained.
They have been each dismissed in the similar membership, the Montpellier ASPTT then resident of the elite for just a few seasons however they definitely didn’t go away the similar mark there… Native of Lille (October 24, 1996) , Océane, then 152nd in the world, had responded to the name of Séverine Beltrame, then the director of the pennant workforce, however she had not performed a single match in the 2017 season. Nine years her senior, the German of Yugoslavian origin (she was born in Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina), world No. 9 in October 2011, for her half accomplished two full seasons in 2018-2019, giving the feeling in a number of circumstances of getting at all times performed in the Montpellier membership. But neither had information of the data.
This Tuesday at Roland-Garros, their duel was the second of the identify after an act I in Madrid on clay in 2017 which had turned to the benefit of the Northerner in two units, 6-3 6-4. The reunion tied the two opponents (1-1), the German successful 6-4 6-2 in 1:29, thus confirming the present hierarchy, Océane is ranked 84th, Andrea at the sixty fifth and in a normal method the physiognomy of the debates.
Océane Dodin: “I can’t wait to start the grass season”
Invited to a press convention concurrently, winner and loser didn’t keep the similar time in entrance of their numerous interlocutors, the German being very talkative. Before confiding in wonderful French “having played a solid match because Océane has a very heavy shot. And I’m really very happy to have won this match. What’s next? So it will be against “Vika” Azarenka, Protected a few months ago from Montpellier’s Dorian Descloix, the former world No. 1 beat Romania’s Ana Bogdan in three sets (6-7 7-6 6-2 in 2:58). , Andrea had evoked “the reminiscence of getting seen Bogdan lose a recreation of virtually 3h30 proper right here in 2021 towards Badosa. And if it will be Azarenka, I’m going to focus simply as a lot.” She must be…
A bit of earlier, subsequently, Océane Dodin, who arrived at Roland-Garros, “serene, not at all stressed” (sic) was “necessarily disappointed, I will try to progress for the next time. The grounds were very heavy and my ball advanced less quickly, she had no impact. It’s a shame because every time I managed to put pressure on her, to be aggressive, the seesaw took place. I was too lacking in consistency over the duration of the match, but in In no case did I suffer from the injury (contracture in the abs) which had forced me to retire in Strasbourg. When I play well, I serve well but the reverse is also true and it is very frustrating. Declaring herself “delighted together with her return to the France workforce, it is a whole lot of enjoyable”, Océane, who will be competing in the doubles, is already planning on what’s next: “I’ve the impression of not having competed Roland-Garros and I am unable to wait to start out the season on grass…”. The Montpellier ASPTT will subsequently wager on the one (Andrea) who left a rare reminiscence on the facet of Grammont and the membership’s headquarters in Léon-Cazal.