Spanish tennis player Marina Bassols lost in the first round of Roland Garros qualification to American Sachia Vickery 2-6, 7-6(1), 6-0 after 1h59 minutes of play. The world number 169 will face either Alexandra Cadantu or Dayana Yamstreska in the second round.
Marina Bassolit She is having an interesting 2023, topping several WTA tournaments but still unable to make a big leap. Playing in the early stages of Roland Garros is ideal for any tennis player as it gives you a significant amount of money and exposure. At 23 years old, he is excited to make it to the majors. In his debut, he crashed Sachia Vickery, which was Top 80 in 2018, but is a bit far from that version. With better results at the ITF level, the American tries to adapt to the circuit again.
Bassols takes it in seven sets
Marina Bassols and Sachia Vickery They faced each other in the first round of qualifying Roland Garros.
At the start of the match, the Spaniard showed better adaptation to court conditions, played a much more physical match and was aggressive on his return. After a result that put him 4-0 up without any trouble, the American showed some of himself to close the gap by returning the break. However, Bassols was solid with his palm and firmly split his backhand to get 6-2 in 34 minutes.
The second moto was a real battle. In an absolutely frantic start, Sachia was broken from the start, but the Spaniard recovered to equalize at two games a half. Not slowing down, Marina continued to wreak havoc on her shots, playing with attitude and big rough to get the upper hand and get on track. However, the American reacted again, didn’t throw in the towel and went brown when he reached the eighth game. After both were held without problems, Bassols attacked back, he had three match points, but the tension did not allow him to close out the game. In the end they ended in a draw. There, Vickery showed tremendous strength, won the mental battle and equalized 7-6(1) in 54 minutes.
Deep in the decisive set, Marina felt the emotional blow significantly, she could not close the match and it played too mentally with her. On the other side of the coin, the American confirmed his moment, took advantage of the situation and finished 4-0 in a fantastic move. After that, Bassols released the last of what he had, but he didn’t take his chance to break. Without despair, Vickery bided his time and sealed the victory 2-6, 7-6(1), 6-0 after 1h59min.