Jasmine Paolini, stunning victory in Paris

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Jasmine Paolini, stunning victory in Paris

Yet another victory for Italian tennis at Roland Garros 2023: Jasmine Paolini beat Sorana Cirstea of Romania in three sets, qualifying for the second round of the Grand Slam tournament in Paris.

The Tuscan tennis player, an underdog according to the predictions, prevailed over the world number 31 with the scores of 7-5 2-6 6-2 in almost two and a quarter hours of play. On Jasmine’s way now is 22-year-old Serbian Olga Danilovic.

At the men’s level, the Roland Garros roll of honor sees Rafa Nadal widely in the lead: the Spaniard, who was forced to forfeit for this edition, has won 14 times, the last of which was just last year, defeating Norwegian Casper Ruud in the final with a score of 6-3, 6-3, 6-0. At 6 wins is the legendary Swede Bjorn Borg. Among the women, 2022 was won by Iga Swiatek, who got the better of Coco Gauff in two sets (6-1, 6-3) in the final. Topping the roll of honor is Chris Evert, the U.S. outfielder who lifted the top trophy on seven occasions between 1974 and 1986.

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