Jessika Ponchet, still so comfortable in Saint-Malo

Jessika Ponchet, still so comfortable in Saint-Malo
Jessika Ponchet, still so comfortable in Saint-Malo

The Frenchwoman Jessika Ponchet achieved one of the main surprises of the 1er tour at the Saint-Malo Open 2024. In a complicated match against the Russian Anna Blinkova (45e world, seeded No. 2 this year and finalist in 2022), Bayonnaise (136e world) won in two tight sets (7-5, 6-3). She is one of the four Tricolores to spend this Tuesday at the 2e tour, with Alizé Cornet, Chloé Paquet and Carole Monnet.

“Always a lot of fun coming here”

The clay court at the Marville complex brings back good memories for Jessika Ponchet, who was a doubles finalist there in 2022 (with Estelle Cascino) then a singles quarter-finalist in 2023. Beaten by Sloane Stephens who then won the tournament, she had also been the only one to take a set from the American (6-2, 2-6, 6-1).

She will be opposed in 8are final to the Colombian Emiliana Arango (121e world) or the Australian Astra Sharma (126e world), in a generally very open picture: “We know that anything can happen, believes the 27-year-old. I always enjoy coming here, I think it shows. I don’t even know how many years I’ve been coming. I really like the environment, everyone is super friendly. »

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