“Knowing such moments is pure happiness,” savors the tricolor surprise, despite its elimination.

Sensation Leolia Zhanjan lost on Saturday in the third round 6-1, 6-4 to Romanian Irina Camellia Begu.

At Roland Garros

The audience at Suzanne Lenglen almost witnessed a hell of a Remontada. When Leolia Zhanzhan saved three matches in the second set. Trailing 5-2, the Montpellier player, with his back against the wall, finally let go. Too little, too late… Stade Toulousain failed to break a second break at 4-5 on Begu’s serve. The end of the beautiful history of Porte d’Auteuil. “ Compared to the players I’ve come across before, she had a game that was a little more solid, a little more down to earth, which in the end is a bit like mine. – Zhanzhan blew up in front of the press. After all, it was she who worried me more than I did her. The exchanges were quite long, I was physically quite stressed, so my legs didn’t respond very well. Then, to be honest, I did not find solutions. I didn’t have many chances, I didn’t have too much leeway. I have to create a game, and when we’re a little tight, we force the shots a little, we make some more stupid mistakes. That’s what happened (27 unforced errors).

After knocking down world No. 8 Karolina Pliskova, Zhanjan fell to the ground with a solid weight of 63.e World. She missed five break points in the first game and converted only 1 of 12 break points in the game overall. The former French tennis prodigy was relieved after this very tense first game: “If I score in this first game it could change the course of this first set. “. Less than twenty minutes after giving up the first game, she was already losing 1 set to zero (1-6). The 26-year-old right-hander first gave her opponent the first break with a double fault, and then lost the second game with a filing with white. She may also regret his 5 break points in the second missed run.

But when it comes to summing up, the positive wins: “ It is pure happiness to know this moment. I lived the best moments of my life. I’m very happy.Her achievement against Pliskova made her the lowest-ranked player to have beaten the top 10 female players at the Paris Grand Slam since Conchita Martinez, then a circuit debutante, in 1988. A 26-year-old girl will be 148 years old.e in the next classification. “ My first goal will be to get into the top 100 and the Grand Slam tables.And instead of playing minor tournaments on the French circuit, she should move from ocher to green in order to qualify for Wimbledon. “I’m leaving soon to play on the grass “- she confirmed. Returned to the track in 2020” have no regrets ”, Zhanzhan will be able to fulfill his dream and take part in 4 Grand Slam tournaments. “ Unlikely to have happened between December 2020 and now. Many people start talking to me. (Laughs) By the way, it’s very strange. No, what I’m saying is that it’s almost a career change: we’re going out of the second round and into the Grand Slam, where it’s the pinnacle of the pinnacle. Emotions are something that has changed a lot. When you hear his name in a full stadium, it is pure happiness; this is what I really want to experience again and what I hope to experience again next year.»

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