Safins start and win

This year, Roland Garros opened a day earlier, fearing that weather forecasters would be right and it would rain in Paris. However, this did not help - on Sunday, out of the 24 scheduled matches, only seven were played. However, it is very pleasant that the first two victories at Roland Garros -2007 were won by our Safins - Marat and Dinara.

11.8 degrees Celsius

It was today that the lowest temperature in the history of Roland Garros was recorded.

5 games of Marat Safin

The organizers were very concerned that Safin, who was a favorite in the past, got a rather well-known primer in the past, and now the lacquer-loser Fernando Vicente. Vainly worried. Marat lost only 5 games for the match - 6: 1, 6: 3, 6: 1. And to win, it took him just 1 hour 24 minutes, and this is Safin’s fastest triumph in all 9 appearances on Roland Garros. Is it not encouraging? The rival of Marat in the second round also decided today, he will be the Serb Yanko Tipsarevich.

8 games of Tamira Pashek

From the score 4: 4 in the first set, the former junior from Austria Tamira Paszek won 7 games in a row against Aiko Nakamura before the rain break, and then another after the break to finish the match with a score of 6: 4, 6: 0.

2 Russians

Dinara Safina’s match against Ukrainian Juliana Fedak did not develop as easily as her brother’s, but Dinara nevertheless scored a victory in two sets. For the second time in a row, Safina defeats the Ukrainian in two sets. The first meeting took place at US Open last year.

Elena Vesnina again could not go on the Roland Garros beyond the first round. But this time she has nothing to reproach herself for: although her rival was Justine Henin, the first racket of the world, Elena gave up not without a fight. With a score of 4: 5, on her serve in the first set, Lena managed to play one break point and was very close to leveling the score. And in the second set, the Russian woman even took the lead and led 3: 1, but after that, unfortunately, she did not win a game.

25 unforced errors

They were allowed by Serena Williams in the first set of the match against Tsvetana Pironkova and lost 5: 7. After that, Serena's stock of mistakes ended, and she finished the remaining two sets with a score of 6: 1, 6: 1.

59 Fabrice Santoro Grand Slam

At the venerable age of 34, Frenchman Fabrice Santoro will open his 59th Grand Slam tournament tomorrow. At the US Open, he can break the record of Andre Agassi - 61 Grand Slam tournaments. The organizers do not particularly hope for the successful performance of the Frenchman this year. For 18 “Roland Garrosov” Fabrice Santoro only twice reached the 4th round - in 1991 and 2001. So, the organizers say, the next time it happens in 2011.


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