Former junior world No.1 Clara Burel is grasping her maiden main draw with both hands.
The home charge was gifted a wild card and is repaying the FFT’s faith. The 19-year-old is the youngest Frenchwoman to reach the last 32 here since Alize Cornet in 2008.
Burel, having edged Kaja Juvan 7-6(6), 6-2, is also just the fourth Frenchwoman to book a third round spot at the first attempt.
The list goes Catherine Tanvier (1982), Nathalie Herreman (1983), Cecile Calmette (1985) and then Burel. Magnifique!