Despite a set in advance against Stefanie Voegele, Monday in the first round in Bogota, Chloé Paquet, after qualifying, lost in three sets (3-6, 6-1, 6-4) against the Swiss. A new initial defeat for the Versaillaise.
History is repeating itself for Chloé Paquet. It even seems to repeat itself tirelessly for the young French player of 26 years. Still in search of a first victory on the main circuit since the resumption of tennis after the long interruption caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic, Paquet failed again, this Monday in the 1st round of the Bogota tournament (Colombia).
Opposed to Stephanie Voegele for her third match in three days on Colombian clay after her two wins (against Samudio and Anderson) in qualifying, the Versailles ranked 186th in the world lost in three sets (3-6, 6-1, 6-4). Once again coming out of a tournament, Paquet had started the match better than his opponent, 127th in the WTA standings. Unfortunately for her, after winning the first set, the other French representative in Bogota with Harmony Tan collapsed.
Swept in the second set by the Swiss, Paquet was soon left behind in the third set, which saw Voegele lead quickly 4-1 then 5-2. The Francilienne hung on this time. She even filled one of her two late breaks, but not the second and the 127th world was able to definitively get rid of the Habs on their second match point, at 5-4. In Palermo, last August, Paquet had already cracked (against the Italian Di Giuseppe) when she could not start the game better (6-0).
BOGOTA (Colombia, WTA 250, clay, € 200,044)
Title holder (in 2019): Amanda Anisimova (USA)
S. Zheng (CHN, n ° 1) beats Arconada (USA): 6-3, 6-1
Voegele (SUI) bat Package (FRA, Q): 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Osorio Serrano (COL, WC) – Vickery (USA)
Kung (SUI) – Martincova (RTC, n ° 7)
Tauson (DAN, n ° 4) – Seguel (CHI, Q)
Buzarnescu (ROU) – Tan (FRA, Q)
Arruabarrena (ESP, Q) – Plazas (COL, WC)
Paolini (ITA, n ° 6) beats Ahn (USA): 6-3, 6-0
Y.Wang (CHN, n ° 8) – Arango (COL, WC)
Tomova (BUL) beats Friedsam (ALL): 6-2, 6-3
Parrizas Diaz (ESP, Q) beats Bucsa (ESP): 6-3, 6-2
Bara (ROU) – Rus (PBS, n ° 3)
Zidansek (SLO, n ° 5) -Kalinskaya (RUS)
Sharma (AUS) – Gatto-Monticone (ITA, Q)
Schmiedlova (SVQ) – Bolsova (ESP)
Errani (ITA) – Sorribes Tormo (ESP, n ° 2)