Tan treats himself to Queen Serene.

Wimbledon (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Six great victories and four logical defeats: The Frenchman’s day at Wimbledon, Tuesday, was marked by Harmony Tan’s victory against returning queen Serena Williams on center court.

, it passes (gasket, bonzi, granier, gaston, cornet, tan)

“I thought if I already won a game or two, it would be great” … Harmony Tan (115th in the world) did much better: she defeated seven-time champ Serena Williams who was a Was trying to come back. Just official after his last match.

For her first Wimbledon at age 24, Tan won 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (10/7) in 3:11 against a “superstar” whom she “seen frequently on television”.

She will take on Spaniard Sara Soribes (45th) on Thursday as soon as she wins the right to play again.

World’s 69th Richard Gasquet defeated Portugal’s Joao Sousa (60th) 7-6 (9/7), 6-2, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3 in 3:29.

Richard Gasquet during his victory over Joao Sousa of Portugal in the first round of Wimbledon on June 28, 2022 Adrian Dennis AFP

The 36-year-old Bitterois, who arrived at Wimbledon unprepared for the grass, will next take on American Mackenzie MacDonald (55th) in the next round.

Last year, he was knocked out in the second round by Roger Federer, but he reached the semi-finals in 2007 (beaten by Roger Federer) and in 2015 (beaten by Novak Djokovic).

In contrast, 141st-year-old Hugo Grenier plays at 26 in his first Grand Slam tournament. But like his eldest, he went on to qualify at a cost of 6-3, 7-6 (7/0), 6-7 (5/7) of Switzerland’s Mark-Andrea Heusler (106th and out of qualifying). Went after five sets. , 2-6, 6-4.

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Dropped in qualifying, he was drafted after his compatriot Gail Monfils withdrew. They would benefit from another boost of luck in the second round: they probably should have faced Italian Matteo Berrettini there, but last year’s finalists, undefeated on the grass this year, lost on Tuesday before their first round due to Covid-19.

Therefore, Cristian Garin (43rd) of Chile will face Grenier, who will try to reach the third round.

Another first success at Wimbledon and a still tough fight, this time for Hugo Gaston (66th) against Australian Alexei Popyrin (83rd) after a stellar match 6-2, 4-6, 0-6, 7 – 6 (7/3) won. , 6-3.

Hugo Gaston during his victory over Australian Alexei Popyrin in the first round of Wimbledon on June 28, 2022
Hugo Gaston during his victory over Australian Alexei Popyrin in the first round of Wimbledon on June 28, 2022 Sebastian Bojon AFP

Gaston has never passed the first round of a Grand Slam tournament other than Roland-Garros (where he reached the round of 16 in 2020 and the third round this year). He will face Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego (54th).

It was much more easily that Benjamin Bonzi (47th) also qualified 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 in 1h33 at the expense of Czech Zdenek Kolar (119th).

At 26 years old and strong from last week’s semifinal in Mallorca, Nimes will look to do better than last year when he was knocked out in the second round by Marin Cilic after going through qualification.

A year later, he went straight into the main draw and this time it was American Jenson Brooksby (34th) who would stand on the other side of the net. And if all goes well, he could find Grenier in the third round.

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Among women, Elise Cornet (37th) equaled the record for 62 consecutive appearances in a Grand Slam tournament organized by Japanese Ai Sugiyama. And to celebrate, she offered herself a win against Kazakh Yulia Putintseva (33rd) 6-3, 7-6 (7/5).

Alizeh Cornet serving during her victory over Yulia Putinseva of Kazakhstan in the first round of Wimbledon on June 28, 2022
Alizeh Cornet serving during her victory over Yulia Putinseva of Kazakhstan in the first round of Wimbledon on June 28, 2022 Sebastian Bojon AFP

Since the 2007 Australian Open, she hasn’t missed a major other than Wimbledon 2020, which was canceled due to Covid.

She will next face Claire Liu (75th) of America in the next round. If she passes, she should get in the way of Polish world N.1 Iga Swiatek in the third round.

, It Breaks (Dodin, Paquette, Burrell, Rinderknatch)

Osin Dodin (85th) could not do much in 2018 against semifinalist Latvian Jelena Ostapenko (17th), who won 6-4, 6-4.

At 25, Dodin was participating in the London Major for the second time: in 2017, she was eliminated in the first round.

Osin Dodin during his defeat against Latvian Jelena Ostapenko in the first round of Wimbledon on June 28, 2022
Osin Dodin during his defeat against Latvian Jelena Ostapenko in the first round of Wimbledon on June 28, 2022 Adrian Dennis AFP

Chloé Paquet (106th) also didn’t say much against Romanian Irina Barra (122nd), who won 6-2, 6-4.

No higher than Clara Burrell (95th), British guest Katie Boulter (118th) eliminated 7-5, 6-4.

Among the men, Arthur Rinderknecht (62nd) put Canada’s Denis Shapovalov (16th) in doubt. But after tough weeks on the circuit, the quarterfinalists of the Australian Open won 6-1, 6-7 (6/8), 6-7 (4/7), 6-4. , 6-1.

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