For the first year, Mexico is hosting two tournaments in the "Rendez-vous à Roland-Garros" plan: the Roland-Garros Amateur Series and the Roland-Garros Junior Wild Card Series by OPPO. A look back at the first two stages of the circuit.
"Rendez-vous à Roland Garros" in Mexico!
Mexico is hosting two tournaments in the "Rendez-vous à Roland-Garros".
A first high-level stage
On the junior side, it was Arturo Maximiliano Sandoval Domínguez and Magdalena Núñez Pureco who won the first stage of the Roland-Garros Junior Wild Card Series by OPPO at the Club Raqueta Bosques in Mexico City. Ranked 1587 and 1147 respectively in the ITF rankings, they will face the winners of the other stages in the final, which will be played on the same courts from April 2 to 5. And the competition looks set to be tough! The second stage of the tournament at Club Atlas Colomos in Guadalajara saw Emilio Bravo Amador and Ana Paula Mercado Cervantes, the first ranked 656th (ITF), win.
Two more stages and we'll have the names of the last four players who will battle it out for their ticket to Paris. Once on Grand Slam soil, they will still have to face fierce opponents from Brazil, China and India, all of whom are more motivated than ever to win the grand prize: a wild card to Roland-Garros junior tournament.
Nearly 200 players!
For their part, amateur players were able to enjoy exceptional playing conditions in the atmosphere of Roland-Garros. From all generations, in doubles, singles, with family and friends, nearly 200 tennis players met in Mexico City and Guadalajara. All participants will take part in April in a draw to win a trip to Paris and spend two days at Roland-Garros, with the added bonus of a private behind-the-scenes tour of the tournament.
Roland-Garros will be back in Monterrey (11-22 March) and San Luis Potosi (23-29 March) for the last qualifying rounds before the final round, returning to Mexico City from 2-5 April.