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Roland-Garros: Teichmann makes Slam last 16 for first time ever, knocks out Azarenka

Jil Teichmann edged out Victoria Azarenka 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 [5] on Friday afternoon. She’ll play the winner of the next match between American Sloane Stephens and Frenchwoman Diane Parry in the next round

Teichmann Roland Garros 2022 Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 27, 2022 Switzerland’s Jil Belen Teichmann celebrates after winning her third round match against Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)

Swiss Jil Teichmann, the No 23 seed, edged out Belarusian Victoria Azarenka, the No 15 seed, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 [5] in an engrossing epic to reach the last 16 of Roland-Garros.

With the clock at three hours 18 minutes, it was the longest match of both players’ careers so far.

Teichmann, ranked No 24, will play American Sloane Stephens next.

The Swiss won against American Bernarda Pera (6-2, 6-1) and Serb qualifier Olga Danilovic (6-4, 6-1) to reach the third round.

In the previous rounds of the French Open, Azarenka, ranked No 15, defeated Romanian Ana Bogdan (6-7 [7], 7-6 [1], 6-2) and German Andrea Petkovic (6-1, 7-6 [3]).

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

  • Cori Coco Gauff (18) beat Kaia Kanepi: 6-3, 6-4
  • Elise Mertens (31) beat Varvara Gracheva: 6-2, 6-3
  • Aliaksandra Sasnovich beat Angelique Kerber (21): 6-4, 7-6 [5]
  • Martina Trevisan beat Daria Saville (WC): 6-3, 6-4
  • Leylah Fernandez (17) beat Belinda Bencic (14): 7-5, 3-6, 7-5
  • Amanda Anisimova (27) beat Karolina Muchova: 6-7 [7], 6-2, 3-0 ab.
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