Sinner Eases Past Eubanks To Reach The French Open Second Round

Sinner Eases Past Eubanks To Reach The French Open Second Round

Jannik Sinner had a convincing performance to advance to the second round of the French Open, while Iga Swiatek defeated qualifier Leolia Jeanjean to face Naomi Osaka. Sinner overcame previous injury struggles to defeat American Christopher Eubanks 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in the tournament’s first round on Monday.

Sinner, who won the Australian Open earlier this year, was forced to withdraw from the Madrid Open and miss the Rome Masters owing to a hip injury. However, he demonstrated his prowess on Roland Garros’ clay courts, forcing Eubanks to withdraw at the first hurdle for the second straight year.

Sinner grabbed two vital breaks in the first set, taking a commanding 4-1 lead. Though Eubanks managed to break back, Sinner kept his cool and sealed the set with another break. Sinner maintained his dominance in the ensuing sets, needing only one break to go to the second round. Sinner’s next matchup will be with French wildcard Richard Gasquet.

Swiatek began her championship defence on Monday, May 27, with an easy victory over Jeanjean. The match lasted just over an hour, and the Polish star dominated, defeating Jeanjean 6-1, 6-2. Swiatek will now take on former World No. 1 Osaka. Both performers will face a battle on Wednesday, May 29.