Léolia Jeanjean was eliminated in the third round of Roland-Garros by the Romanian Begu.
But the Frenchwoman, who came back from nowhere at 26, has no regrets about this experience.
At Roland Garros,
At Roland Garros,
The pressure eventually caught up with Léolia Jeanjean.
The beautiful story of the Frenchwoman, who came back from nowhere after having been a great hope in her youth, ended this Saturday in the third round of Roland-Garros.
Beaten in two sets by the Romanian Begu (6-2, 6-4), the 26-year-old player never really got into her game.
“It's the first time I've played on such a big court with so many people.
I was maybe a little tense by the event, but she's a girl who has a more disturbing game than the girls I've played against before.
When we are a little tense, we make a few more silly mistakes, ”admits the player.
However, we believed in a comeback when Jeanjean saved three match points in the second set at 5-1, before missing the boat at 5-4.
“I had a small opening that I couldn't take at 0-30.
I would have liked to do better and try to get a 3rd set.
But it was an experience that I really enjoyed.
The defeat does not make me happy, but I lived the best moment of my life”.
"It's unlikely what happened"
Besides, what was the player thinking when the entire Lenglen audience chanted her name to encourage her?
Totally unknown a few days ago, Léolia Jeanjean has now changed her life.
"It's unlikely what happened.
It's a long road, a life change.
A lot of people are starting to talk to me and it makes me feel weird (laughs).
It's almost a career change between the secondary circuit and the incredible conditions of a Grand Slam.
And then, it is above all the emotions that have changed enormously.
Hearing his name in a full stadium is pure happiness and it's a moment that I want to relive, ”hopes the player.
Thanks to her performances at Roland-Garros, Léolia Jeanjean will be able to access more prestigious tournaments and improve her standard of living.
By reaching the third round of a Grand Slam, the player has already won more than 100,000 euros.
A real leap forward for the one who was still at the RSA a few months ago.
The Cinderella of Roland-Garros hopes that the fairy tale is only at its beginning.
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