Fernanda Contreras qualifies for US Open main draw and makes Mexican tennis history

Fernanda Contreras qualifies for US Open main draw and makes Mexican tennis history

Fernanda Contreras will culminate an unforgettable year, during which she will be able to boast of having been present in three of the four Majors

The tennis player Fernanda Contreras Gomez became the first mexican dispute three Grand Slamsin singles mode, in a year, since I did it Angelica Gavaldon in 1996, after tying his ticket to the main draw of the U.S. Open after defeating (6-4, 6-3) Tamara Korpatsch in her third qualifying round match.

See a Mexican in singles one Grand Slam It’s not something that happens constantly. However, Fernanda Contreras She has been tasked with dictating something different, at least in this 2022. The one born in San Luis Potosí will culminate an unforgettable year, where she can boast of being present in three of the four Majors.

The US Open and the hope of going further

Fernanda Contreras He didn’t have an easy path to the main draw at Flushing Meadows. Academy student Sánchez Vicario defeated Spaniard Andrea Lázaro in the first round of qualifying with partials of 6-3, 3-6 and 6-1. The next match was the big challenge for ‘Fer’. She faced top qualifier Ana Bogdan in qualifying and lost the first set. However, Contreras came from behind and made a good comeback against the Romanian 2-6, 6-4, 6-3. (In the last try before the coveted pass, Germany’s Tamara Korpatsch won in straight sets).

Wimbledon and the Contreras surname

Tennis is in his blood. She is the granddaughter of Francisco Contreras Serrano, better known as Pancho Contreras. The All England Club witnessed the presence of another tennis player with the surname Contreras. Fernanda He grew up hearing stories from his grandfather on the hallowed grass at Wimbledon and this year he realized one of his biggest dreams. He passed the qualifications, entered the main draw and was able to play a match at the cathedral of tennis, while playing without a coach.

Unfortunately, she lost 6-1 and 6-4 in the first round against Magda Linette. However, she became the first Mexican to play this Grand Slam in 26 years. And after finishing his participation with a smile, he assured that “It was great to be able to be here. It’s one of the most special tournaments in the world.”

The “Little Sky” in Paris

Roland Garros 2022 will be unforgettable for Fernanda Contreras. Her first Major, her triumph and she became the sixth Mexican to compete in a Grand Slam. Her debut was against Hungary’s Panna Udvardy, then world number 90, and she beat her in straight sets 7-6(8), 6-3. The party couldn’t be cheaper and Fernanda celebrated it by shouting “Viva México” and singing “Cielito Lindo” with her audience right in Paris. Prior to this moment, Contreras had to overcome three qualifying rounds to add his first major tournament appearance. But, the 24-year-old tennis player’s journey ended in the second round when she lost 0-6, 3-6 to Russia’s Kasatkina.

Fernanda Contreras Gomez He has already earned a place and recognition in Latin American tennis. His name becomes the protagonist of the headlines in Mexico. “Fer” will continue to fulfill dreams, climb positions in the WTA rankings and maintain the illusion of seeing Mexicans competing at the highest level of the so-called “white sport”.

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