Roland Garros: Bia Haddad Maia has the German on her debut and could face Rybakina

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For his third campaign at Roland Garros, Bia seeks to break the taboo of not going beyond the second round

©Getty ImagesBia reached the quarter-finals in Rome last week. Credits: Alex Pantling/Getty Images

Beatriz Haddad Maia met your key in Roland Garros this Thursday (25). The Brazilian, who enters as the 14th seed in Paris, could see the Kazakh again Elena Rybakina in a hypothetical round of 16. Bia is looking to break the taboo of not making it past the second round of Grand Slam tournaments.

Chave de Bia at Roland Garros

At the start, the Brazilian will measure his strength against the German Tajana Maria, 36 years old and currently 64th in the WTA rankings. Bia and Maria reportedly faced each other in Brazil’s Billie Jean King Cup showdown with Germany last month, but the European ended up being substituted. The German stood out for reaching the Wimbledon semi-final last year.

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If she advances, Bia will face in the second round the winner of the duel between the Canadian rebecca marino and Russian Diana Shnaider. In the third round, the first seed could appear: the Russian Ekaterina Alexandrovacurrent world number 23.

If she reaches the round of 16, the Brazilian has Rybakina, world number 4, as a potential opponent. Champion in Indian Wells and Rome, the Kazakh arrives as one of the great favorites of Roland Garros. In fact, Bia has beaten her twice this year: Abu Dhabi and Stuttgart. On Wednesdays, the native of São Paulo will be able to meet the Tunisian Ons Jabeur or Czech Petra Kvitova. World number 1, Polish Iga Swiatek be the opponent in the semi-finals.

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