Very good win for Antonia, did not expect that one but she played a good match.
1st set was prett good in general, couldnt watch the 2nd set but surprised that she was able to come back after she got broken herself at 3-3 for the first time.
Arruabarrena next, tough draw for Toni still unfortunately.
I just hope that she starts to play more regularly again soon, she still is abl to play some good tennis but she needs more matches to get more consistent again (and to get more points as well obviously, this could be her last slam otherwise)
Antonia Lottner beat Anna Kalinskaya 7(2)-6 6-2 at the first-round stage of qualifying for the French Open. Lottner faces Lara Arruabarrena in the next round.
Her FH looks massive. Bigger than ever before.
As for her schedule: We sometimes just don't know what's behind a player. It's just speculating, but at some point until a year ago she was concerningly thin. We don't know the problems people face, maybe there was a problem. Maybe there still are problems. Mentally, physically. We don't know that.
Every other person still trys to do their job, even when struggeling.
I said this before: Life can be tough as a tennis player.
There is constant pressure to grow. Grow as a player, improve your body, your mental health. Proving critics, Homesickness etc.
Yes, It's all speculation, but it all may play a part in what a player is, will be and the decisions they make.
I watched 1st set a bit, all chances there but she was too wild at times with too many UEs, shame, as Arruabarrena was beatable.
Also worrying that she has a few MTOs again because of her right arm this time, she barely plays but yet has MTOs in almost all of her matches, curious to see where she plays next, she needs to play more tournaments now to get back into top 200 and the Grand Slams.