2020 Roland-Garros: Sliding past the second round

PARIS – A major milestone was reach for Stan Wawrinka, and more players from Team Yonex are finding their footing on the clay.

Major Milestone
[16] Stan Wawrinka won his 150th career match at a Grand Slam with his four-set victory in the second round. The 2015 Roland-Garros champion blasted more than 50 winners in just over two hours to advance.

Casper on Clay
[28] Casper Ruud (NOR), who is sitting at his career-high ranking of 25, has an outstanding 17-4 record on clay courts this year after his five-set victory in the second round.

Ruud will play 2020 US Open Champion [3] Dominic Thiem for a spot in the round of 16.

For France
Caroline Garcia (FRA) and Fiona Ferro (FRA) are two of three French players left in the women’s draw at their home slam.

Garcia defeated Aliaksandra Sasnovich, securing five breaks of serve to advance in straight sets.

Ferro upset [14] Elena Rybakina, who has the most wins amongst WTA players in 2020, in three sets. She will have the opportunity to advance to her first fourth round at a major when she plays unseeded Patricia Tig on Saturday.

Fast Facts

  • Casper Ruud has advanced to the third round in Paris for the second time in his career, just like his father and coach Christian (’95, ’99).
  • Eugenie Bouchard, a semifinalist at Roland-Garros in 2014, has reach the third round at a major for the first time since the 2017 Australian Open.
  • Marton Fucsovics proved his opening round victory over 4th-seeded Daniil Medvedev was no fluke, advancing to the third round at Roland-Garros for the first time in his career.
  • Daniel Altmaier upset the 30th-seed to win his 5th-straight match in Paris after coming up from the qualifying rounds. This is Altmaier’s first-ever appearance at a Grand Slam.

TEAM YONEX
Women
Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) | VCORE / POLYTOUR FIRE def. Daria Gavrilova, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
Caroline Garcia (FRA) | VCORE / POLYTOUR STRIKE def. Aliaksandra Sasnovich, 7-6, 6-2
Fiona Ferro (FRA) | VCORE def. [14] Elena Rybakina, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Men
Daniel Altmaier (GER) | EZONE / ECLIPSION 3 / Paris Collection def. [30] Jan-Lennard Struff, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3
Marton Fucsovics (HUN) | EZONE / POLYTOUR PRO def. Albert Ramos Viñolas, 7-6, 6-3, 7-5
[16] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) | VCORE PRO / ECLIPSION 2 / Paris Collection def. Dominik Koepfer, 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
[28] Casper Ruud (NOR) | EZONE / POLYTOUR SPIN, PRO / ECLIPSION 3 / Paris Collection def. Tommy Paul, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
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