Top seeded players did not have much difficulty in defeating their opponents to qualify for the second round. Indeed, Saava RYBKIN, already present last year, beat the young Amaury ABBAS (FRA) 6/0 6/2, while Ksenia EFREMOVA discarded Ninon CARPENTIER (FRA) 6/2 6/1.
In the boys’ category, Moise KOUAME (FRA) upset the top seed n°10 Paul HJORTELAND (NOR) in a 3 sets match 6/3 3/6 6/3.
In the girl’s category, Marilyn VAN BREMPT (BEL), seeded n°16, despite her experience in the competition since she was already a participant in the last edition, defeated prematurely against Zaire CLARKE (USA), a qualifier from the USA Playoffs Lacoste.
Lyne THACH (FRA), coming from international qualifyings and 265th in the Tennis Europe rankings won 4/6 6/4 6/2 against the Spanish Anna ORLANDO ranked 17th.
The beautiful story of the day: the lucky loser Sofia KRYVORUCHKO (UKR), conceded only 6 games (6/4, 6/2) to get rid of the n°4 seed Sofie HETTLEROVA (CZE).
Terrible news on the other hand for Felipe MAMEDE (BRA), Main Draw qualifier thanks to his Dub Bowl (Dubrovnik, Croatia) victory, who have only played games (2/0) before having to withdraw from the competition because of injury. We wish him a good return and a good recovery.