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Roland-Garros: Sabalenka reached third round for third year in a row

Aryna Sabalenka beats Madison Brengle 6-1, 6-3 to reach the third round and equal her best performance at the French Open

Aryna Sabalenka Aryna Sabalenka in the first round of 2022 Roland-Garros (Panoramic)

World No 7 Aryna Sabalenka escaped the carnage in the women’s draw with a comfortable 6-1, 6-3 win over American Madison Brengle to reach the third round at Roland-Garros on Thursday.

Sabalenka is one of only 3 top 10 women’s seeds to remain alive on Day 5 of the French Open, along with world No 1 Iga Swiatek and third seed Paula Badosa, who both won their second round matches on Thursday.

Sabalenka, who began the season at world No 2 but has struggled in the first few months of the season, will next meet Italian Camila Giorgi, the No 28 seed, for a place in the fourth round.

The Belarusian is through to the third round of the French Open for the third year in a row but has never reached the last 16 in four previous attempts.

Giorgi scored a 6-3, 7-5 win over Yulia Putintseva in another second-round match on Thursday.

Paris (Grand Slam): Other second-round results (Stade Roland-Garros, clay, EUR 43.600.000, most recent results first):

  • Tamara Zidansek beat Mayar Sherif: walkover
  • Iga Swiatek (1) beat Alison Riske: 6-0, 6-2
  • Camila Giorgi beat Yulia Putintseva: 6-3, 7-5
  • Madison Keys (22) beat Caroline Garcia: 6-4, 7-6 [3]
  • Elena Rybakina (16) beat Katie Volynets (WC): 6-4, 6-0
  • Danka Kovinic beat Anna-Karolina Schmiedlova: 6-3, 7-5
  • Daria Kasatkina (20) beat Fernanda Contreras Gomez (Q): 6-0, 6-3
  • Veronika Kudermetova (29) beat Aleksandra Krunic (Q): 6-3, 6-3
  • Paula Badosa (3) beat Kaja Juvan: 7-5, 3-6, 6-2
  • Leolia Jeanjean (WC) beat Karolina Pliskova (8): 6-2, 6-2
  • Irina-Camelia Begu beat Ekaterina Alexandrova (30): 6-7 [3], 6-3, 6-4
  • Jessica Pegula (11) beat Anhelina Kalinina: 6-1, 5-7, 6-4
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