Roland Garros: Nadia Podoroska wants to continue making history

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Argentina plays for the round of 16 against Czech Barbora Krejcikova. Later, through the men’s singles chart, Diego Schwartzman will also try to get into the top eight.

Rosario Nadia Podoroska tries to continue making history in Argentine women’s tennis. Before the Czech Barbora Krejcikova, this Sunday seeks a place in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros, an instance to which Diego Schwartzman will also try to reach in the men’s box. The Argentine match is played from approximately 8.15am, with televising of ESPN extra.

Podoroska, the first Argentine in the round of 16 at the French Open since Gisela Dulko achieved it in 2011, plays against Krejcikova in the second round on the Simonne Mathieu court, the third in importance of the complex located in the Parisian district of Bois de Boulogne.

The 23-year-old Rosario, from qualifying, is living her best week as a professional and is a revelation of the last Grand Slam of the year. Current 131 of the WTA ranking, her last victory against the Slovak Anna Karolina Schmiedlova It assured her of entering the Top 100 (actually, it will be in the top 90).

Podoroska, who grew up in a middle-class family in Fisherton and has a pharmacist mother and father, will also be able to better afford the expenses of her career with the awards she takes from Paris. The Pan-American champion in Lima and who will represent Argentina in the next Tokyo Olympics decided to move to Spain in 2018 to be able to be close to the European tournaments.

After his victory against Schmiedlova, at a press conference, Podoroska admitted: “What is changing the most at the moment is the financial aspect and it gives me relief. Having achieved these results positions me totally different. I can continue to pay the salary of my coaches and team and continue traveling the circuit. Until recently, I didn’t have that support, that security. “

The Small o la Russia Podoroska, such her nicknames although the origin of her surname is Ukrainian, she won three matches to enter the main draw at Roland Garros and later won against the Belgian Greet Minnen by 6-2 and 6-1, the kazaja Yuliya Putintseva (23) by 6-3, 1-6 and 6-2, and the Slovak Schmiedlova (who had just eliminated Venus Williams and Victoria Azarenka) by 6-3 and 6-2.

After his last victory, Podoroska received, among others, the congratulations on Twitter from San Lorenzo, an entity with which he was crowned three-time champion of the Interclubes of the Argentine Tennis Association (AAT).

On the other hand, Diego Schwartzman, the best Argentine tennis player in the ATP and current number 14 in the world, will play in the third turn of the Suzanne Lenglen stadium (around 11) against the Italian Lorenzo Sonego, for the last 16 of the men’s box.

Schwartzman, finalist in the Masters 1000 de Roma, a tournament where he achieved the first victory in ten matches against the Spanish Rafael Nadal and fell in the final against the Serbian Novak Djokovic, he never played against Sonego (46) on the professional circuit.

He Small Schwartzman, 28, and 1.70 meters, beat the Slovak on Friday Norbert Gombos (106th) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 and 6-3 to advance to the second round of a Grand Slam for the sixth time, the second at Roland Garros, and approach the top ten in the ranking.

The best production of the porteño (emerged in Nautical Hacoaj) in Paris was in the 2018 edition, when the Spanish Nadal, 12 times winner of the trophy, stopped him in the quarterfinals.

Sonego, 25, born in Turin, surprised in the third round by winning over the American Taylor Fritz (30 °) by 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 and 7-6 (19-17).

If Schwartzman beats Sonego, he will meet the winner of the match between Austrian Dominic Thiem, world number 3 and recent US Open champion, and the Frenchman in the quarterfinals. Hugo Gaston, who will also play this Sunday on the main court Philippe Chatrier.

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