Australian contenders Storm Hunter and Jaimee Fourlis are by to the ultimate qualifying spherical in Paris.
Paris, France, 24 Could 2023 | Leigh Rogers
Storm Hunter and Jaimee Fourlis are one step nearer to incomes a coveted main-draw berth at Roland Garros.
World No.202 Hunter continued her spectacular march by the ladies’s qualifying singles attract Paris, recording a 6-3 6-2 second-round win in opposition to German Mona Barthel.
Hunter, who’s but to drop a set this week, wanted solely 57 minutes to dismiss the previous world No.23.
World No.150 Fourlis confirmed her combating spirit in a second-round conflict with Argentina’s Maria Carle, grinding out a 6-4 5-7 6-2 victory of their two-hour and 43-minute battle.
This snaps an 11-match successful streak for world No.149 Carle and propels Fourlis into the ultimate qualifying spherical at Roland Garros for the primary time.
Hunter and Fourlis’ development marks solely the third time up to now 33 years that two Australian ladies have reached the ultimate qualifying spherical in Paris.
Each are aiming to qualify at a Grand Slam match for the second time of their careers. Hunter beforehand accomplished a profitable qualifying marketing campaign at Roland Garros in 2021, whereas Fourlis certified at a significant for the primary time at Wimbledon final yr.
Olivia Gadecki and Arina Rodionova’s qualifying quest ended within the second spherical, with each bowing out to seeded opponents in three-set tussles.
Australia’s final remaining hopes within the males’s qualifying singles draw have additionally been eradicated.
World No.95 Aleksandar Vukic misplaced to American Nicolas Moreno de Alboran in three units, whereas Sweden’s Elias Ymer recorded a straight-sets victory in opposition to Marc Polmans.
Aussies in motion – Roland Garros
Girls’s qualifying singles, second spherical
Jaimee Fourlis (AUS) d Maria Carle (ARG) 6-4 5-7 6-2
Storm Hunter (AUS) d Mona Barthel (GER) 6-3 6-2
 Elizabeth Mandlik (USA) d Arina Rodionova (AUS) 6-1 4-6 6-1
 Erika Andreeva d Olivia Gadecki (AUS) 6-4 4-6 6-1
Males’s qualifying singles, second spherical
Nicolas Moreno de Alboran (USA) d  Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) 4-6 7-6(4) 6-2
Elias Ymer (SWE) d Marc Polmans (AUS) 7-5 6-3
Girls’s qualifying singles, ultimate spherical
Jaimee Fourlis (AUS) v [WC] Fiona Ferro (FRA)
Storm Hunter (AUS) v Ashlyn Krueger (USA)
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