April 14, 2024

Open Court


Roland Garros ’23 – Day 1 women’s final results

PARIS –  The women got RIGHT to it, with potential upsets by Karolina Muchova over Maria Sakkari (done), and perhaps even Danielle Collins over Jessica Pegula (averted).

And a tough draw for Marta Kostyuk, whose ranking of No. 39 left her just out of the seedings – and as a result, she got the bad luck of having to face No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka out of the gate.

With the resultant drama of Belarus v Ukraine.

Leylah Fernandez faced No. 21 seed Magda Linette without a ton of matches or confidence coming on clay, as a defending quarterfinalist from a year ago. The stress evident, but somehow she got through it.


Roland Garros
Location: Paris, France
Category: Grand Slam
Surface: Red Clay
May 28 – June 11, 2023
Total Prize money: $46,705,000
Draws: S128 – D64

Sunday, May 28, 2023
Women’s final results
Singles, first round

Canadian Content

Leylah FERNANDEZ (CAN) def [21] Magda LINETTE (POL) 63 16 63


Karolina MUCHOVA (CZE) def [8] Maria SAKKARI (GRE) 76 (5) 75


Magdalena FRECH (POL) def [29] Shuai ZHANG (CHN) 61 61

[15] Liudmila SAMSONOVA (RUS) def Katie VOLYNETS (USA) 60 61


Sara ERRANI (ITA) def Jil TEICHMANN (SUI) 36 64 62

[Q] Storm HUNTER (AUS) def Nuria PARRIZAS DIAZ (ESP) 46 62 64

[WC] Leolia JEANJEAN (FRA) def [WC] Kimberly BIRRELL (AUS) 64 67 (6) 63

[Q] Iryna SHYMANOVICH (RUS) def Panna UDVARDY (HUN) 67 (6) 63 61

Seeds advancing

[2] Aryna SABALENKA (BLR) def. Marta KOSTYUK (UKR) 63 62

[3] Jessica PEGULA (USA) def Danielle COLLINS (USA) 64 62

[9] Daria KASATKINA (RUS) def Jule NIEMEIER (GER) 63 64

[19] Qinwen ZHENG (CHN) def [Q] Tamara ZIDANSEK (SLO) 63 61

[24] Anastasia POTAPOVA (RUS) def [Q] Taylor TOWNSEND (USA) 61 62

[27] Irina-Camelia BEGU (ROU) def Anna BONDAR (HUN) 64 62

[28] Elise MERTENS (BEL) def [LL] Viktoria HRUNCAKOVA (SVK) 61 64

Other results (in alphabetical order)

Camila GIORGI (ITA) def Alizé CORNET (FRA) 63 64

Nadia PODOROSKA (ARG) def [WC] Jessika PONCHET (FRA) 60 62

Kamilla RAKHIMOVA (RUS) def [Q] Sara BEJLEK (CZE) 60 63

Mayar SHERIF (EGY) def Madison BRENGLE (USA) 63 61

[Q] Clara TAUSON (DEN) def Aliaksandra SASNOVICH (BLR) 62 60

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