ATP & WTA 2021 French Open Update: World no.1 Ashleigh Barty Is Out

ATP & WTA 2021 French Open Update: World no.1 Ashleigh Barty Is Out

Written by on June 3, 2021

The 2021 French Open continues, and we’re back with another daily update, where we take a look at what has happened on the French clay. Once again, we got to see another heavyweight exit the tournament with an injury, making this year’s French Open one of the most volatile and unpredictable to date.

Now let’s take a look at what big events have happened on June 3, hoping the information can help bettors find good value picks on the French Open Odds.

2021 French Open Daily Update – June 3rd Update

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  • When: May 30 – June 13
  • Where: Roland Garros Stadium, Paris, France

Ashleigh Barty is out with an Injury!

World no.1 and one of the main French Open betting favorites to win in France, Ash Barty is out of the tournament with an injury. The 25-year-old Australian has sustained a hip injury and was forced to retire from her match against Magda Linette.

Linette won the match with 6-1, 2-2, and is now through to the 1/16 finals, where she’ll face off against world no.26 Ons Jabeur. This marks Linette’s best run at the French Open since 2017 when she made it to R3.

She has since crashed out in the second round in 2019, sandwiched between two R1-exits in 2018 and 2020. For the 2019 French Open champion, Barty, this marks her third R2-exit in seven starts in France.

It’s an unfortunate circumstance for the world no.1, who had to take the medical time-outs between the sets with Linette but was unable to keep pace with the in-form Polish tennis star. With Barty’s exit, the field became much thinner, but that doesn’t guarantee anything for the remaining players.

Elina Svitolina edges past Ann Li

World no.6 Elina Svitolina has made it past world no.75 Ann Li with 6-0, 6-4. The match was much closer than expected, with the Chinese player putting up strong resistance and should feel she missed a big chance to impress.

Li had Svitolina on the ropes in the second set when she was 4-1 up. However, the Ukrainian proved once more why she is regarded as one of the best in the world with a phenomenal comeback to steal the win with 6-4.

With that loss, Li ended her French Open debut in the second round. She has traveled to France only once before in her five-year-long career, crashing out of the qualifiers in 2020.

Svitolina, on the other side, is still two steps away from matching her career-best placement in French Open. She has reached the quarter-finals three times in her eight appearances and three times in her last six outings.

Last year, Svitolina lost her QF bout against Nadia Podoroska with 2-4, 4-6. Svitolina will now face world no.33 Barbora Krejcikova on Friday, June 4.

Matteo Berrettini Lorenzo Musetti and safely into the third round

The men’s ninth seed Matteo Berrettini beat Federico Coria, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 in straight sets to advance into the third round of the French Open. With that win, the Italian has matched his career-best placement in France from 2018 and 2020.

For Coria, this loss sees him fail to match his performance from his debut French Open in 2020 when he reached R3. Then, he lost against the eventual quarter-finalist Jannik Sinner with 3-6, 5-7, 5-7.

Berrettini will face off against world no.91 Kwon Soonwoo on Friday, June 4. The South Korean tennis player has had a solid run so far, beating Kevin Anderson (7-5, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6) and Andreas Seppi (6-4, 7-5, 7-5).

Berrettini’s compatriot Lorenzo Musetti will join him in R3 of the French Open after a commanding 7-5, 6-3, 6-2 victory over world no 57 Yoshihito Nishioka. With that win, Musetti reached R3 of the tournament in his debut appearance.

It also marks Musetti’s best Grand Slam placement to date, having failed to qualify for the Australian Open earlier this year.

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