The Roland-Garros race of Leolia Jeanjean, 227th, ends | Tennis News



BETTING: Leolia Jeanjean’s run at Roland Garros ended in the third round on Saturday when the 227th-ranked wildcard was beaten 6-1, 6-4 by Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu.
Jeanjean, once one of France’s biggest hopes before his career was derailed by a succession of knee injuries, was the first wildcard in 34 years to advance to the last 32 when she knocked out the former world number one Karolina Pliskova.
On Saturday, the former American college star, who was making his main tour debut at the age of 26, lost 0-5 in the opening set to his 31-year-old opponent.
But she fought hard in the second, coming from 1-5 up and saving three match points before Begu took the win.
“In the end, I was shaking a bit,” admitted 63rd-placed Begu, who is in the fourth round for the first time since 2016.
Begu was lucky not to miss in the second round when she moodily bounced her racquet into the crowd where she touched a child.
She will then face the Slovenian Tamara Zidansek, semi-finalist in 2021, or the 11th seed American Jessica Pegula for a place in the quarter-finals.


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