At the age of 16 years 281 days, Parry became the youngest tennis player to win a match at the French Open in the last decade after defeating Belarusian Vera Lapko with a convincing 6-2, 6-4.
Parry became the youngest player to win a match at the French Open since Michelle Larche de Brito of 16 years old and qualified for the third round in the 2009 season.
Entering the main draw of the WTA tournament after only playing four matches in the qualifying round, Parry made the audience on Court 8 boisterous with impressive punches and winners created from the racket.
With a one-handed backhand to create a pretty lethal effect, Parry managed to get up after falling behind in the second set and winning five of the last six games to swing into the second round.
“It’s a nice match. I am very happy to be able to win this first round match, “said Parry.
“I know I have to and stay focused, even if I miss one ball. I have to give my best. At the beginning of the second set, I was a little frustrated. I didn’t feel the feeling I wanted to feel, but I remained as calm as possible, because I knew that attitude was what I needed to win. ”
In the second half, Parry will face the 20th seed Elise Mertens who set aside Tamara Zidansek with 6 -4, 3-6, 6-2.
“I’m still new, so I don’t know many tennis players. I watched it (Mertens) compete. I will try to find out about him on the internet, I don’t know him, “commented Parry Tengan Mertens.
“Federations will not give wildcards if they don’t think you are suitable and ready for a Grand Slam. The next match will definitely be fierce, but I will try my best and we will see how everything will work. ”




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