Jennifer Brady

Jennifer Brady off to a winning start at French Open

World No. 13 Jennifer Brady defeated Anastasija Sevastova in straight sets to progress to the second round of the 2021 French Open.

The 2021 Australian Open finalist defeated the Latvian 6-3 6-3 in the opening round.

The 26-year-old American lost her opening service game, before breaking back immediately. Brady then secured a decisive break at 4-3 and served out in style to take the first set 6-3.

Brady raced into a 2-0 lead in set two with some quality, aggressive tennis. At 2-1, Sevastova couldn’t convert three break point opportunities and it proved costly as Brady continued to fire forehand winners.

Brady then broke the 31-year-old Latvian at 5-3 in the second set and sealed victory.

She won an impressive 71% of first serve points and saved seven of the eight break points she faced. The American hit 21 winners and 20 unforced errors, with the forehand in particular bringing a lot of success.

The world No. 13 will face 24-year-old Fino Ferro in the second round.

Brady has made a few changes this clay season, most notably swapping coaches. She parted ways with Michael Geserer and added Brad Stine to her team.

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