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Roland-Garros: 29th seed Kudermetova through to third round

Veronika Kudermetova beats Aleksandra Krunic 6-3, 6-3 and is now one win away from reaching the second week at a singles Grand Slam event for the first time in her career

Veronika Kudermetova - Madrid 2021 Veronika Kudermetova – Madrid 2021

Russian Veronika Kudermetova, the No 29 seed ,is through to the third round of Roland-Garros for the second time after scoring a 6-3, 6-3 win over Serbian qualifier Aleksandra Krunic 6-3, 6-3 in Paris on Thursday.

This marks the fourth time that Kudermetova has reached the third round of a Grand Slam (twice at the French Open and twice at the Australian Open).

Kudermetova has reached the final at three WTA events in 2022, in Melbourne, Dubai and Istanbul.

She will be hoping to reach the round of 16 at a Grand Slam for the first time when she faces either third seed Paula Badosa or Slovenia’s Kaja Juvan.

Paris (Grand Slam): Thursday women’s second-round results (Stade Roland-Garros, clay, EUR 43.600.000_

  • Tamara Zidansek beat Mayar Sherif: walkover
  • Leolia Jeanjean (WC) beat Karolina Pliskova (8): 6-2, 6-2
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