From qualifying to the quarter-finals of the Roland Garros. Martina Trevisan's incredible ride is thrilling everyone, not only the Italian fans and journalists, but also the professionals present on-site in Paris. Her personal history and the exploits carried out in sequence have made the Florentine one of the characters destined to remain in the history of this Roland Garros.
Fresh from a heart-pounding battle two days ago, Martina played one of the best games of her career against Kiki Bertens, seeded number 5, 6-4 6-4 in an hour and 35 minutes against Suzanne Lenglen. Not bad for a player who had retired from tennis at 16 and then returned in 2014.
Virtually, she is already certain to hoist herself to number 83 WTA (Italy's number 2).
Trevisan extraordinary, Swiatek overwhelms Halep
Trevisan’s exit from the boulders was much better than the challenge with Maria Sakkari, so much so as to confuse an unprepared and foul Bertens.
The break materialized already in the fourth game, the result of Martina's game plots made even more insidious by the heavy pitch and the great humidity. A devastating streak of twelve points to one sent Trevisan up 4-1, while Kiki couldn't find the key to the problem by giving up the bar once more at the end of a truly disastrous game.
At 5-1 came the most difficult moment of the whole match for the Italian, forced to collect a three-game row that reversed the inertia on the side of the fifth seed. When everything seemed to have turned in the direction of Bertens, the number 159 WTA had a last gasp necessary to close 6-4 and avoid suffering the psychological backlash.
It was Kiki who felt the weight of the failed comeback at the start of the second set, falling 0-3 in less than a quarter of an hour. The Dutchman sketched a reaction in the fifth game by mending up to 3-3, but the script of the match remained firmly in the possession of the Tuscan.
Trevisan placed a surgical break climbing 5-3, but a pinch of arm prevented her from sealing the masterpiece on her serve. Three amazinf errors by Bertens gave her as many match points in response: the third was the good one, embellished with an extraordinary lob that fell within a span of the line.
Martina's daydream will be fueled by a new chapter on Tuesday, when the revelation Iga Swiatek will be on the other side of the network. The Pole in fact annihilated 6-1 6-2 world number 1 Simona Halep in the opening match on Philippe Chatrier.
A simply spatial performance by the 19-year-old from Warsaw, capable of scoring 30 winners against one of the most physically performing players on the Tour. The attempts of the Romanian were useless, shocked by the performance of her opponent and forced to suffer the first defeat since the resumption of the tour after the lockdown.