Last night, the French Open continued to compete in the third round of women's singles. Zhang Shuai defeated Blair 2-0 to enter the top 16 of the French Open. Then he will compete with Kvitova for a top 8 seat.
Zhang Shuai’s opponent in the third round was the local teenager Blair, who played with a wild card. The two played against each other in Strasbourg just last week. In the first game, Zhang Shuai won 7-6 (2) after saving 3 match points one after another. In the ninth game of the second set, the two fought fiercely for nearly 14 minutes. Zhang Shuai broke serve and then won 7 to 5 and entered the top 16 of the French Open.
"We both played a wonderful game and she played very well. Although we played against each other just last week, we can see that she has made great progress. It is very difficult for me to win every point." He claims to be not good at clay court and learned a lot from the two games with Blair.
After the restart of the season, Zhang Shuai is the only Chinese Golden Flower to participate in the US and European competitions. After advancing to the top 16 of the French Open last night, Zhang Shuai also revealed that she obtained a European visa almost at the last minute and almost couldn't participate in the French Open. "After the U.S. Open, I stayed at the official hotel and couldn't go anywhere. After getting the visa, we hurriedly bought a ticket to Rome, and trained for an hour before the game."
When I came to Paris, Zhang Shuai was stunned when she saw the draw. She said that she felt like she was going home again after the first round. There were too many clay court masters in the draw. "Before the French Open, we would all participate. 5 to 6 clay court events, but this year is too special, and there is almost no chance to adapt to the clay court." Before the Strasbourg Open, Zhang Shuai suffered three consecutive losses in Cincinnati, the U.S. Open, and Rome, and he moved to the clay court that was not suitable. , Confidence fell to the bottom for a while.
当我来到巴黎时，张帅看到抽奖时惊呆了。她说，她觉得自己在第一轮比赛后又要回家了。抽签中有太多的红土球场大师。 “在法国公开赛之前，我们都会参加。5至6场红土比赛，但今年太特殊了，几乎没有机会适应红土比赛。”在史特拉斯堡公开赛之前，张帅在辛辛那提，美国公开赛和罗马连续遭受三连败，他搬到了不合适的红土球场。 ，信心下降了一段时间。
The Strasbourg Open was the last warm-up match before the French Open. From the qualifying round, Zhang Shuai won 3 games and reached the top 8 in a row. She has recovered a lot of form and confidence. This is a good result for her in the French Open. It helps a lot. "For Chinese players and Asian players, clay court is not easy. We have been training on hard courts since we were young." Zhang Shuai said, all she can do is get rid of distractions on the court. There are not many games this year anyway. Just go and enjoy.
Zhang Shuai’s opponent in the 4th round was two-time Grand Slam winner Kvitova, who defeated Fernandez 2-0 and returned to the French Open in the top 16 after a five-year period. "I am very happy to play against Zhang Shuai. She is one of the best players on the tour. She always greets people and is always smiling. I really like her." Kvitova said, very happy to be Playing against Zhang Shuai in the second week of the Grand Slam was perfect for both sides.