ATP & WTA 2021 French Open Update: Belinda Latest Big Name Exit

ATP & WTA 2021 French Open Update: Belinda Latest Big Name Exit

Written by on June 2, 2021

Another day, another daily French Open update, where we look at what has happened on the French clay, who caused an upset, and which big names had to start packing their bags.

Even day three of the French Open did not finish without big names exiting the tournament, and while upset losses are relatively common, there seems to be more of them than usual this year. Now let’s get right into the update, so you have all the information needed to find good value on the French Open odds.

2021 French Open Daily Update – June 2nd Update

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

The 10th Seed Bencic Exits French Open

Belinda Bencic became the latest big name to exit the French Open after a 2-6, 2-6 loss to world no.37 Daria Kasatkina. With that win, the Russian secured her fourth R3 appearance after failing to do so in her last two trips to France.

For Bencic, this marks her third R2 exit from the French Open and her first since 2018. The Swiss’ best placement in France came in 2018, when she reached R3, only to get eliminated by Donna Vekic (1-6, 4-6). She has since gone R2 in 2019 and was absent from the competition in 2020.

Kasatkina will now face off against world no.54 Sorana-Mihaela Cirstea, who bested Martina Trevisan (2-1) in R2. The two will clash on Thursday, June 4th.

Zverev and Ruud into the next round

Alexander Zverev and Casper Ruud have made it into the third round of the competition with commanding victories on Wednesday, thus avoided getting added to the list of favorites who crashed out early on.

Zverev faced off against world no. 182 Roman Safiullin, who put up a good fight in front of 1,000 masked fans, who cheered him on as he took on one of the top-five betting favorites at the tournament.

Still, Zverev ended up coming out ahead with 7-6, 6-3, and 7-6 after near two and a half hours on the court. He has had to navigate through some tricky moments in the second and third set, but overall, Zverev kept the match in his control.

Ruud made it past Kamil Majchrzak with 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 without any issues. The two battled it out for nearly two hours (1:55), but not once did it seem like the world no. 16 wasn’t in control.

This ends Majchrzak’s run at his second French Open, ending it with his career-best placement. In his debut in 2020, the Pole crashed out of the first round with a 6-3, 2-6, 3-6 loss to Karen Abgarovich Khanchanov.

Petra Kvitova Out with an Injury

The two-time Grand Slam champion Petra Kvitova has withdrawn from the French Open after sustaining an ankle injury. As stated by the Czech, she fell after Sunday’s first-round victory over Greet Minnen and cannot continue competing in France.

Her second-round opponent Elena Vesnina has received a direct bye into the final 32. Kvitova’s injury secured Vesnina her tied-best placement in France after reaching the third round only twice across 14 starts.

For Kvitova, this is her earliest exit from the French Open in the last four years. Since her R2 departure in 2017, Kvitova reached R3 in 2018 and made it to the semi-finals in 2020.

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