Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova Proceeds to Third Round of Roland Garros

Sports | May 26, 2016, Thursday // 09:44
Bulgaria: Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova Proceeds to Third Round of Roland Garros Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria in action against Johanna Larsson of Sweden during their women`s single second round match at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 25 May 2016. Photo: EPA

The highest ranking Bulgarian female tennis player Tsvetana Pironkova proceeded to the third round of the Roland Garros.

In a contested match from the second round played on Wednesday, Pironkova defeated Johanna Larsson from Sweden with 7:5, 7:6 (6).

The Bulgarian did not start the opening set well and lost the first three games. However she managed to recover quickly and equalized for 3:3.

The score remained equal until 5:5 when Pironkova achieved a decisive break and proceeded to claim the first set.

The Bulgarian started the second set well, recording a break in the opening game. However Larsson returned the break in the next game and equalized the score.

The Swedish player even came in the lead with 4:2, but Pironkova managed to equalize for 4:4.

The Bulgarian remained confident until the end of the set, won the tie-break and claimed the final victory.

In the third round, Pironkova will face Sloane Stephens from the USA.

This will be the fourth encounter between the two players, with Pironkova having lost on all three previous occasions.

The two played in the third round of last year’s edition of Roland Garros when Stephens won with 6:4, 6:1.


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