Big names continue to fall at Roland Garros

DAY 2 at French Open 2022 saw more big names continue to fall at Roland Garros.

The biggest casualty of the second day was reigning women’s champion Barbora Krejcikova, who was undone by world number 97 Diane Parry.

The win was Parry’s first at Roland Garros, and it was a maiden win to remember, with the Frenchwoman winning in three sets 1-6, 6-2, 6-3.

The defending champion looked strong in the first set, as she raced ahead to a 4-0 lead.

Parry broke her in the fifth match of the set, but that would ultimately be the only match she would win for the set as Krejcikova went on to win the next two to take the set 6-1.

Krejcikova also topped many of the key stats in the opening set.

She served two more aces then Parry, but that was offset by the fact she served two more double faults then Parry did.

Parry had the higher first serve percentage, but Krejcikova had the higher percentages of wins on both first and second serve.

Parry was her own worst enemy at times in the first set. She only hit three winners to Krejcikova’s seven, and also had 14 unforced errors to Krejcikova’s eight.

Then, Parry started to turn things around.

She was broken on her first service game of the second set, and then Krejcikova held serve in the second game, but Parry went on to win the next six in a row to take the set.

Parry’s first serve percentage dropped from first to second set, down to only 55 per cent, while Krejcikova’s rose to 62.

Parry had significantly higher first serve won and second serve won percentages though. Krejcikova’s were down at 39 and 45 per cent respectively, while Parry’s were both up in the mid-60 percents.

This time around it was Krejcikova who was her own worst enemy.

Although both players hit the same number of winners, Krejcikova hit 18 unforced errors to Parry’s three.

Parry hit seven forced errors though, while Krejcikova only hit three.

Krejcikova broke Parry in the first game of the final set, and then held her first service game of the set to consolidate at 2-0.

Parry then won the next two to draw level again at two all, and after that Krejcikova was only able to hold serve one more game as Parry went on to win both the set and the match.

Krejcikova served more aces then Parry in the final set, but also served more double faults then Parry did, finishing with four double faults for the set to Parry’s one.

Parry comfortably won the first serve percentage 63% to 45%, had a three percent higher win on first serve percentage and also had a much higher win on second serve percentage.

Krejcikova continued to have a high number of unforced errors, finishing with 19 for the set. This was stark contrast to Parry, who only had nine.

Parry goes on to face Columbian Camila Osorio in the second round, but if she can defeat Osorio a date with either Sorana Cirstea or Sloane Stephens awaits in the third round.


Krejcikova was not the only big name to fall overnight, as Aussie Ajla Tomljanovic upset the fifth seed Anett Kontaveit in straight sets 77-65, 7-5.

Some of the top seeds did not have things all their own way but still advanced.

Emma Raducanu lost the first set to Czech qualifier Linda Noskova, but then went on to win in three, while Victoria Azarenka also lost the first set in her clash with Ana Bogdan but then went on to win in three.

It was not all bad news for the top seeds though, as Iga Swiatek, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic all made it through easily in straight sets over their respective opponents.

It was a mixed day for the Aussies. Daria Saville got the win, but Jordan Thompson and James Duckworth both did not advance, losing to Nadal and Mikael Ymer respectively.

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