Brazil had a negative balance in the qualifying round at Roland Garros this Tuesday. Of the four tennis players to enter the court, only Carolina Melligeny won. Thiago Monteiro, Thiago Wilde and Laura Pigosi, bronze medalists in doubles at the Tokyo Olympics, were eliminated early in Paris.
Carol got her first win in a Grand Slam tournament. Until then, his only match at this level was at this year’s Australian Open, when he lost in the opening round. This time, she defeated Andorra’s young Victoria Jiménez Kasintseva by 2 sets to 0, with partial points of 6/3 and 7/5 to secure her place in the second round. He is only 16 years old, but in his youth he was number 1 in the world.
The niece of Fernando Melligeni, currently ranked 203 in the world, will now face veteran American Christina McHale, a former top 30 in the WTA rankings. With Tuesday’s win, Brazil will be represented by only the Meligeni family in the second round of the qualifiers. In the second, Carol’s brother Felipe Melligeny won his first game.
Other national representatives in which I qualified fell this Tuesday, including veteran Thiago Monteiro. Interestingly, he and Wilde were eliminated by American rivals. Monteiro also wasted a match point and lost 3/6, 7/6 (7/5) and 7/6 (10/8) in a duel that lasted 3 hours and 3 minutes. The current number 100 in the world, the Brazilian did not find a direct place in the main draw of the French Grand Slam and had to dispute the qualifiers without success.
Thiago Wilde, less experienced, also fell in three sets against Bjorn Fratangelo: 6/4, 4/6 and 6/2, in 2h18min of the confrontation. The 22-year-old Brazilian is ranked 247th in the ATP rankings.
Looking for a place in the main draw of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career, Laura Pigosi was defeated 2–1 by German Nastassja Schunk with partial points of 7/5, 3/6 and 6/3. Despite the loss, the Olympic medalist is in a great phase of the season, especially in singles sports.