Roland Garros 2017: Sara Errani gloriously makes it to the main draw


Our Sara Errani in action against Gibbs in Q-R3 of the 2017 Roland Garros

Sara Errani completes her race from Qualies to main draw in glorious style, only dropping 7 games in 3 matches. After Cakarevic and Kudermetova’s wins, today’s victory over Gibbs definitively sealed the deal to compete for the 2017 Roland Garros.

At last, the perfect challenge at the perfect time. Errani warned everybody around about being mentally ready and willing to go through Qualies for a spot in Women’s main draw. Not only that: she swore that having to play Qualies was a blessing, not a bother, for that is exactly what she needed to hopefully reach a momentuum after a season marked with injuries. 

Neither a long stop to help a fan who collapsed or the pressure of entering her 11th main draw here in Paris could turned off Sarita’s focus today, as she dropped just one break point in the whole first set. Aside from a short “unoffensive” exchange in the beginning, the 2012 finalist eventually stopped the delay by taking advantage of the second chance she got to break and run ahead.

The American tried to fixed it by using a more aggressive game starting from the second set, still Errani didn’t shake and neutralized 5 BP. Gibbs then cut the pace by demanding the physio to step on court to look after a left thigh pain, but our warrior kept going and closed the match out. Final score: 6-3, 6-0.

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Sara Errani v. Nicole Gibbs 

Right now is all about taking a long shower and something to eat before knowing our first opponent in Roland Garros 2017’s main draw R1. Which is Misaki Doi. The current n.64 player in WTA Singles ranking is ready to compete in Paris’ Gran Slam after reaching a R16 in Madrid and a 1R elimination in Rome. The two already met once in Beijing, where Sara Errani scored a win in 2013 (6-2, 6-3). The match will be not scheduled before  05/28.

For you best information, HERE is the complete 2017 Roland Garros Women’s Singles draw.

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