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Jasmine Paolini has reason to be happy. © APA/afp / BEN STANSALL

Jasmine Paolini also world class at Wimbledon

Italian Jasmine Paolini continues her incredible season: The 28-year-old advanced to the round of XNUMX at Wimbledon on Friday.

Before 2024, Jasmine Paolini had never reached the second week of a Grand Slam. This year, the Tuscan has already achieved this feat three times. At the Australian Open, she made it to the round of 16, at the French Open she only lost in the final against world number one Iga Swiatek, and now she is back in the round of 176 at Wimbledon. On Friday, Paolini beat former US Open champion Bianca Andreescu, who has slipped to 7th place due to injuries, 6-6 and 1-XNUMX.

After both players conceded a break in the first service game, they played on an equal footing. In view of this, the tiebreak was the logical consequence. The world number 7 showed all her self-confidence in this, played aggressively and won the first set. While Andreescu was much more prone to making mistakes from then on, Paolini started to soar, which resulted in her easy win in the second set.

Bianca Andreescu already lost to Paolini at the French Open. © APA/afp / BEN STANSALL

In the round of 13, the Italian, who had not won a single match at Wimbledon before this year's edition, will face the American Madison Keys (WTA 19), who defeated the Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk (WTA 6) 4:6, 3:6. Thanks to her place in the round of XNUMX, Paolini is virtually ranked XNUMXth in the world rankings.

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