Emma Navarro has notched her first-ever Grand Slam victory…
The 22-year-old Latin American tennis player rallied in the third set for a 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 win over Russia’s Erika Andreeva in a first-round match at the French Open on May 30.
Navarro, a former NCAA singles champion at Virginia who is ranked No. 75 on the WTA Tour, trailed by 3-0 in the third set before winning five straight games for a 5-3 lead. She lashed a forehand past Andreeva for a crucial break in game seven, and served out the match in the 10th game.
It was Navarro’s first win in a Grand Slam event; she previously lost a first-round match at the U.S. Open in 2021.
Navarro hit 32 winners to 23 for Andreeva, and had just 23 unforced errors to her opponent’s 31.
In the second round, Navarro will face No. 42 Bianca Adreescu of Canada.