Ons Jaber: No. 6 seeds stunned by Magda Lynette in the first round of the French Open

After a dominant first set, the 30-year-old Tunisian missed an opportunity to beat Lynette in the second, which she regretted as she became world number one. 52 made a 40-0 comeback break in the final game to stun Jabert on Sunday.

Known for her ability to bounce back in the face of adversity, Jabeur lamented Lynette’s ability to deprive her of a choice in a loss at the Philippe-Chatrier court, the first match at the grand slam’s main stadium.

“Today was hard,” Zhaber. said. “I gave my all and she had her momentum on the court, she didn’t give me too many options and I felt like she had an answer, she had an answer to all my shots and she played very well in important moments. .

“I wanted to go as far as possible in the tournament because I played well on clay in Madrid and Rome and it’s hard to accept. But that’s the sport, and you have to be smart enough to move forward. and get back on the court.

Lynette put on a full performance by beating the Tunisian, one of the favorites at the French Open after her recent impressive run of form.

Jabeur has won 17 matches on clay this season, the most in women’s tennis, and also became the first African player to win the WTA 1000 tournament at the Madrid Open earlier this month.

But after Jabeur took a one-set lead on Sunday, Lynette never gave a chance to patch things up when Lynette was forced off the court for a right hip treatment.

Even in a tense second set, Jabeur had the opportunity to end the first round match by missing four break point chances as Lynette ended up taking advantage on the tie-break.

And in the final set, when a few drops of rain began to fall, Jaber filed to stay in the game. She had a 40-0 lead in her serve game to keep her dreams alive, but she faltered and Lynette got a double fault match point, which she dutifully took.

Lynette serves against Jabert in the first round match of the 2022 French Open.
“I had so many tough matches with Ons and lost to her in the third round last year here, so I knew how difficult it would be.” – Lynette said.

“I saw how well she played all this time, so I knew that I had to be focused, win back every point and try to make her uncomfortable. I’m just happy that I managed to fight for every point.”

Now in the second round, Lynette will face either the Italian Martina Trevisan or the British Harriet Dart.