Canada’s Rebecca Marino is just one win away from making the French Open main draw, easily beating Ukraine’s Katarina Zavatska 6-1, 6-2 in her second qualifying match on Wednesday , in Paris.
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The winner needed 63 minutes to have the 210th racket in the world. Ninth seed of the pre-tournament stage and 116th player on the WTA circuit, the British Columbian slammed the seven aces of the clash and had six breaks in nine occasions. She took advantage of her rival’s troubles on serve, Zavatska pocketing 39% of the points contested when she had the first balls in hand. In game winners, Marino had the upper hand 25-2.
If she wishes to qualify, the athlete of the maple leaf will have to get rid of the American Caroline Dolehide (173rd) or the Australian Seone Mendez (223rd).