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Roland-Garros: Badosa avoids upset bug to reach third round in Paris

Paula Badosa beats Kaja Juvan 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 to set up a third round clash against 29th seed Veronika Kudermetova at the French Open

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Third seed Paula Badosa managed to avoid the upset bug that has seen five of the top 8 women’s seeds crash out of the women’s singles draw at Roland-Garros but needed three sets to advance on Thursday.

Playing the first match on Court Suzanne Lenglen, Badosa overcame a stiff challenge from young Slovenian Kaja Juvan before winning 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 win in two hours and 17 minutes.

The Spaniard will next meet Veronika Kudermetova, the No 29 seed, for a spot in the round of 16.

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

  • Tamara Zidansek beat Mayar Sherif: walkover
  • Veronika Kudermetova beat Aleksandra Krunic (Q): 6-3, 6-3
  • Leolia Jeanjean (WC) beat Karolina Pliskova (8): 6-2, 6-2
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