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Mexican tennis player Giuliana Olmos said goodbye to Roland Garros 2022, the second Grand Slam of the season, after being eliminated in the third round in doubles alongside her Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski.
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The third-seeded Mexican-Canadian duo lost to the pair of Ukrainian Lyudmyla Kichenok and Latvian Jelena Ostapenko, who won with splits of 6-4, 4-6 and 7-5, in an engagement that lasted two hours and 20 minutes.
The game started off evenly with each pair holding serve to take a 2-2 lead until Olmos and Dabrowski broke serve to their rivals to go ahead 3-2 thanks to three winners. Then in less than two minutes they made another “play” for 4-2 in what looked like the Mexican and her partner would win the first set.
However, the recklessness and tact of their opponents allowed the Ukrainian and the Latvian to wake up to first draw 3-4 in a game lasting almost nine minutes and then draw 4-4 after a break, which caused a slip to Giuliana and Gabriela. falling 6-4 in the first set.
For the second episode, it was the reaction of the Mexican and the Canadian, who showed why they were among the favorites to win the title in women’s doubles, because after being trailing 0-3, they were able to equalize and come back 4-3. In the tenth game, Olmos and Dabrowski saved a break point to win 6-4, forcing the third frame.
In the final set, the good exchanges were appreciated by both couples, the dispute was even, the breaks of service on one side and on the other, the engagement was 5-5. The Europeans held serve 6-5 and broke in the twelfth game to take the win 7-5.
The couple made up of the Mexican and the Canadian had an exceptional efficiency rate of 71% on their first serve, recorded six break points, 20 unforced errors and 33 winning points, but ended up saying goodbye to this French competition on clay with their disaster in court. six.
In this way, Giuliana Olmos, number 15 in the WTA doubles world ranking, could not overcome what was done at Roland Garros last year where she also reached the third instance.
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