Tennis - Three Americans through to main Paris draw

The third round of qualifying for the French Open was a good day for the American men, Denis Kudla joining compatriots Steve Johnson and Jack Sock in the main draw.

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Kudla followed up his marathon 15-13 win over Canada’s Peter Polansky in the second round by beating Belgium’s Arthur De Greef 7-6 6-7 6-2. Sock had it somewhat easier in beating Facundo Arguello 6-2 6-3 and Johnson was also an easy 6-3 6-4 winner.

Two Germans also made it through to join Tommy Haas, Philipp Kohlschreiber and Florian Mayer with Julian Reister beating Farrukh Dustov 6-1, 6-4 and Andreas Beck getting the better of Antonio Veic 6-1, 7-6.

But only one Frenchman of the three remaining made it through, Maxime Teixeira beating Pavol Cervenak 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 but Vincent Millot and Stéphane Robert lost out to Pablo Carreno Busta (6-0, 6-4) and Jiri Vesely (6-2, 6-2) respectively.

And Steve Darcis continued his impressive run of not not having missed out on the main draw since 2007 with a 7-5 7-3 defeat of Simon Greul.

On the ladies side, it was a day for the youngsters to remember. 20-year-old Argentinean Paula Ormaechea booked her place at the expense of her more experienced Spanish opponent Arantxa Parra Santonja 6-3, 6-2. She is joined by 21-year-old Dinah Pfizenmaier who beat Russia’s Vera Dushevina 6-7, 6-2, 6-4.

The French Open starts on Sunday.

Men’s round 3 results

Denis Kudla (11) United States, def. Arthur De Greef, Belgium, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-2.

Jiri Vesely (17), Czech Republic, def. Stephane Robert, France, 6-2, 6-2.

Julian Reister, Germany, def. Farrukh Dustov, Uzbekistan, 6-1, 6-4.

Steve Johnson (20), United States, def. Adrian Ungur (5), Romania, 6-3, 6-4.

James Duckworth, Australia, def. Dusan Lajovic, Serbia, 6-1, 6-4.

Pere Riba, Spain, def. Andreas Haider-Maurer (4), Austria, 6-4, 7-6 (4).

Andreas Beck, Germany, def. Antonio Veic, Croatia, 6-1, 7-6 (3).

Somdev Devvarman, India, def. Wayne Odesnik (8), United States, 6-3, 6-4.

Steve Darcis (3), Belgium, def. Simon Greul (26), Germany, 7-5, 6-3.

Pablo Carreno-Busta, Spain, def. Vincent Millot, France, 6-0, 6-4.

Jack Sock (13), United States, def. Facundo Arguello, Argentina, 6-2, 6-3.

Michal Przysiezny (22), Poland, def. Rhyne Williams (15), United States, 6-4, 6-4.

Daniel Munoz-de la Nava (29), Spain, def. Illya Marchenko (14), Ukraine, 6-3, 7-6 (3).

Jan-Lennard Struff (12), Germany, def. Teymuraz Gabashvili (28), Russia, 6-3, 7-6 (7).

Vasek Pospisil (2), Canada, def. Frank Dancevic, Canada, 6-2, 6-0.

Maxime Teixeira, France, def. Pavol Cervenak, Slovakia, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Women’s round 3 results

Dinah Pfizenmaier (13), Germany, def. Vera Dushevina, Russia, 6-7 (7), 6-2, 6-4.

Sandra Zahlavova, Czech Republic, def. Daria Gavrilova, Russia, 7-6 (3), 6-3.

Paula Ormaechea (5), Argentina, def. Arantxa Parra Santonja, Spain, 6-3, 6-2.

Zuzana Kucova, Slovakia, def. Irina Falconi (21), United States, 6-3, 6-4.

Mariana Duque-Marino, Colombia, def. Paula Kania, Poland, 6-1, 6-2.

Yuliya Beygelzimer, Ukraine, def. Teliana Pereira (16), Brazil, 6-0, 3-6, 6-3.

Galina Voskoboeva (10), Kazakhstan, def. Zhou Yi-Miao, China, 6-4, 6-3.

Julia Glushko, Israel, def. Anastasia Rodionova (20), Australia, 6-3, 4-6, 8-6.

Vania King (14), United States, def. Yvonne Meusburger (3), Austria, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, Slovakia, def. Alla Kudryavtseva, Russia, 7-5, 6-2.

Grace Min, United States, def. Eva Birnerova, Czech Republic, 6-2, 6-4.

Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (24), Czech Republic, def. Stephanie Vogt, Liechtenstein, 6-4, 6-4.

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