2021 Roland-Garros: A wide open women’s draw appears as the field narrows in Paris

PARIS – As the weekend approaches in Paris, a breadth of opportunities for breakthroughs are ahead for Team Yonex.

Marketa Magic
[20] Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) rolled to a 62-minute second-round win. The former French Open finalist is the highest seed in the bottom quarter of the draw and will take on unseeded Polona Hercog for a spot in the fourth round.

Casper on Cruise Control
Clay-court specialist [15] Casper Ruud (NOR) put together a convincing straight-set victory over Kamil Majchrzak to advance to the third round. It’s Casper’s 17th win on red clay this season, which is the most of all ATP players.

USA on Clay
Marcos Giron, Steve Johnson, and Jessica Pegula make up a quarter of the Americans into the third round in Paris.

Giron and Johnson – both NCAA Singles Champions in their college days – will be looking to advance to the second week in Paris for the first time in their careers. Pegula, who is at her career-high ranking, looks to build on her recent success, as she takes on 2020 Roland-Garros finalist and fellow American [4] Sofia Kenin.

Team Yonex
Ricardas Berankis (LTU) | VCORE PRO / POLYTOUR STRIKE / Paris Collection / ECLIPSION def. James Duckworth, 7-5, 2-6, 7-6, 6-0
[15] Casper Ruud (NOR) | EZONE / POLYTOUR SPIN, PRO / Paris Collection / ECLIPSION def. Kamil Majchrzak, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
Steve Johnson (USA) | EZONE / POLYTOUR PRO / Paris Collection / ECLIPSION def. Thiago Monteiro, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3
Marcos Giron (USA) | VCORE def. Guido Pella, 7-6, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4

Sorana Cirstea (ROU) | EZONE def. Martina Trevisan, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
[28] Jessica Pegula (USA) | EZONE def. Tereza Martincova, 6-3, 6-3
Jasmine Paolini (ITA) | VCORE def. Stefanie Voegele, 7-5, 6-1
Marta Kostyuk (UKR) | EZONE / POLYTOUR PRO def. Saisai Zheng, 6-3, 6-4
Varvara Gracheva (RUS) | VCORE / POLYTOUR PRO def. Camila Giorgi, 7-5, 1-6, 6-2
[21] Elena Rybakina (KAZ) | VCORE / POLYTOUR FIRE def. Nao Hibino, 6-3, 6-1
Tamara Zidansek (SLO) | VCORE / POLYTOUR REV def. Madison Brengle, 6-4, 6-1
[20] Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) | EZONE / POLYTOUR AIR def. Harmony Tan, 6-3, 6-1
Ana Bogdan (ROU) | EZONE / POLYTOUR PRO def. [2] Naomi Osaka (withdraw)