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Clara Burel defeated in the 1st round in Dubai

Clara Burel defeated in the 1st round in Dubai

Showing considerable progress for several weeks, young French player Clara Burel (22 years old) did not, however, manage to defeat the experienced Sloane Stephens, who is 8 years her senior.

Entering the Top 50 for the first time in her career in 2024, Clara Burel lost in 3 sets, 6-4 1-6 6-2. Too fragile in her service and affected by the strong wind in Dubai, she thus allowed her opponent, who is ranked 39th in the world, to advance to the 2nd round against Iga Swiatek.

Before this match, Clara Burel had already won two matches in the United Arab Emirates, in qualifiers. She had successively overpowered Sasnovich (3-6 6-4 6-4) and Eva Lys (6-2 6-1).

FRA Burel, Clara [3]
6
6
3
tick
BLR Sasnovich, Aliaksandra
4
4
6
FRA Burel, Clara [3]
6
6
tick
GER Lys, Eva
1
2
USA Stephens, Sloane
6
1
6
tick
FRA Burel, Clara [Q]
2
6
4
POL Swiatek, Iga [1]
6
6
tick
USA Stephens, Sloane
4
4
Clara Burel
44e, 1296 points
Sloane Stephens
39e, 1407 points
Eva Lys
147e, 507 points
Aliaksandra Sasnovich
110e, 701 points
Iga Swiatek
1e, 10835 points
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Top des commentaires comments
Considering rafa is playing one of the quickest players on tour and that this is only his 3rd tour match in well over 300 weeks I don't think this is too bad. Not too say I wouldn't have liked to see
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Christine N Christine N
I said earlier that Rafa would win in 3 sets & I still believe he can
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Aladdin Sane Aladdin Sane
Rafa never lost a 2R match at Barcelona before. It's really heartbreaking to see my idol going down like this. But I guess, if this is what it takes for him to be 100% fit for French Open then I will
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Sabah_Kazmi Sabah_Kazmi
It was just one break . Rafa will come back to win
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Richard R. Richard R.
Let's just say Trevisan is a better clay courter and played as such and Naomi has yet to master the surface.
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tiarastar008 tiarastar008