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Australians Olivia Gadecki, Taylah Preston and Astra Sharma all scored first-round qualifying wins at Roland Garros 2024.

Paris, France, 21 Might 2024 | Leigh Rogers

Three Australian girls scored wins on the opening day of motion within the Roland Garros 2024 qualifying competitors.

Taylah Preston made a dream pro-level debut in Paris, powering to a 6-2 6-4 victory towards Croatian Tara Wurth.

The 21-year-old Wurth lists clay as her favorite floor and received an ITF 75 match in Croatia final week, dropping solely a single set in a formidable run.

Nevertheless, the much less skilled Preston had her measure of their first-round conflict.

The extremely touted 18-year-old from Perth fired 18 winners to 12, serving to her wrap up victory in 86 minutes.

World No.137 Preston will face a fellow debutante, 18-year-old Alexandra Eala from the Philippines, within the subsequent spherical.

Astra Sharma was examined early in her opening-round assembly with German Ella Seidel, nonetheless, completed strongly to expire a 2-6 7-6(4) 6-2 victor.

The 28-year-old from Perth struck six aces, together with three within the deciding set, within the one-hour and 54-minute encounter.

That is world No.130 Sharma’s first win at Roland Garros since 2021, when she reached the second spherical as a main-draw wildcard.

Sharma subsequent faces Hungarian Timea Babos, a former world No.25 and a two-time Roland Garros doubles champion.

Olivia Gadecki eradicated a seeded opponent within the opening spherical, dismissing world No.122 McCartney Kessler in straight units.

World No.165 Gadecki’s 7-6(4) 6-1 triumph is the most important win of her profession, in a accomplished match, on European clay.

The 22-year-old from the Gold Coast struck 30 winners to seven within the one-hour and 38-minute match.

This units up a second-round showdown with Argentina’s Solana Sierra, a 19-year-old who was a Roland Garros women’ singles finalist in 2022.

Seven extra Australians are scheduled to play their first-round matches on day two of qualifying in Paris.

> VIEW: Roland Garros 2024 qualifying day two schedule

Gamers must win three rounds to earn a coveted main-draw spot on the clay-court Grand Slam match.

Aussies in motion – Roland Garros

Girls’s qualifying singles, first spherical
[22] Astra Sharma (AUS) d Ella Seidel (GER) 2-6 7-6(4) 6-2
[30] Taylah Preston (AUS) d Tara Wurth (CRO) 6-2 6-4
Olivia Gadecki (AUS) d [19] McCartney Kessler (USA) 7-6(4) 6-1
Elena-Gabriela Ruse (ROU) d Talia Gibson (AUS) 6-1 6-1
Anastasia Tikhonova d Jaimee Fourlis (AUS) 6-3 6-3

Males’s qualifying singles, first spherical
Dalibor Svrcina (CZE) d Omar Jasika (AUS) 6-2 7-5
Otto Virtanen (FIN) d Dane Sweeny (AUS) 6-2 6-3

Girls’s qualifying singles, first spherical
[7] Arina Rodionova (AUS) v Lucija Ciric Bagaric (CRO)
Kimberly Birrell (AUS) v Polina Kudermetova
Destanee Aiava (AUS) v Oksana Selekhmeteva
Priscilla Hon (AUS) v Mona Barthel (GER)

Girls’s qualifying singles, second spherical
[22] Astra Sharma (AUS) v Timea Babos (HUN)
Taylah Preston (AUS)
v Alexandra Eala (PHI)
Olivia Gadecki (AUS) v Solana Sierra (ARG)

> VIEW: Roland Garros 2024 girls’s qualifying singles draw

Males’s qualifying singles, first spherical
[3] James Duckworth (AUS) v Maxime Janvier (FRA)
Li Tu (AUS)
v Oliver Crawford (GBR)
Marc Polmans (AUS) v Alejandro Moro Canas (ESP)

> VIEW: Roland Garros 2024 males’s qualifying singles draw

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