The two French women competing this Monday at the Lausanne tournament had different fates, with a very easy victory for Clara Burel and a heavy defeat for Océane Dodin.
Six French women are in the running this week at the Lausanne tournament, in order to play a little on clay again between the end of Wimbledon and the start of the North American summer hard court tour. And the balance of the first day is one out of two. Good news first, the very easy qualification of Clara Burel. The 106th player in the world was opposed to the 104th, the Chinese Lin Zhu, and she made short work of it, with a victory 6-0, 6-1 in 46 minutes! Despite a low percentage of first serves (44%), the 21-year-old Breton did not have a single break point to defend.
She won the first set by breaking at 1-0, 3-0 and 5-0 and losing only two points on her face-off, and broke at 1-0 and 4-1 in the second, not losing only five points on his serve. Finalist last season in Lausanne, Burel has a lot of points to defend this week, and rather has an interest in shining if she wants to enter the big picture of the US Open. In the next round, she will face the No. 4 seed, the Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo, who needed 1h56 to defeat the American Lauren Davis: 6-2, 7-6 in a match at 10 breaks, where she had to save two second set balls.
Dodin beaten by a stranger
The other French present on the Swiss court this Monday, however, went completely through her match. Océane Dodin, 78th in the world, was largely beaten by the unknown Swiss Susan Bandecchi, 229th in the world and invited by the organizers. She won 6-2, 6-1 in 1h07, taking advantage in particular of the 12 double faults of the French player, who was broken four times (2-1 and 5-2 in the first set and 1-0 and 4-1 in the second) and who failed to convert the two break points she got. Also note this Monday the elimination of the defending champion, Tamara Zidansek, by the Russian Anna Kalinskaya, with the score of 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 in 2h28 in a match with 6 breaks.