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Wimbledon 2022: Fernanda Contreras, the first Mexican since 1996 to play the Wimbledon main draw, after defeating Timea Papus.

Wimbledon 2022: Fernanda Contreras, the first Mexican since 1996 to play the Wimbledon main draw, after defeating Timea Papus.

Fernanda Contreras Make history again. A month ago, he qualified for the main draw at Roland Garros, the first Grand Slam of his career, and on Thursday He repeated the feat at Wimbledon, defeating former No. 25 seed Timea Papus 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 To play for the All England Club for the first time.

Unlike previous matches against Tina Lucas s Jimmy LoebContreras Gomez needed three sets, but she got it and she’ll be The first Mexican since 1996 at Wimbledon, the year of Angelica Gavalden’s last participation.

The first set was all for the Mexican. He broke in the fourth inning, when a Hungarian backhand went a long way, and Papus was unable to serve the Mexican: Barely won five points with Contreras Jimmy in his serve, Including a double foul, taking it 6-3.

The story changed early in the second set. Papus was more aggressive (12 winners vs. only 1 in the first set). He managed to break the first service match for the Mexican and took advantage of it 6-1, somewhat misleading Because the Mexican left two options to recover rest time In the fifth inning, the Hungarian second break came after four equal times and a point lasted seven minutes.

The Vanderbilt University graduate group III began serving. Left 40-0, but grabbed it in the second tawil. Fernanda had the opportunity twice in the fourth game and failed to achieve them, but succeeded in the sixth. A double foul, Garry’s defense with Nadal’s match winner and a backhand foul by Papus put the match 4-2.

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The Mexican couldn’t hold it but immediately broke again after another double fault from the Hungarian for 15-40. I served in the game and did not waste it, and thus became The fourth Mexican to play at Wimbledon, after, after Yolanda Ramirez He did this five times (1957, 1958, 1959, 1960 and 1961), Elena Subirats in 1968 (in addition to being a finalist in the junior category in 1964) and Angelica Gavalden (1990, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996).