Lina Gjorceska to Play in Roland Garros QualifiersSports | May 21, 2017, Sunday @ 19:46| 135 views
After the handball and basketball players, Macedonia finally has its own representatives in the national football team. In single sports we have wrestlers, swimmers, kayakers, who all have taken part in the Olympics, but never a tennis player that was close to at least the qualifiers.
Lina Gjorceska will partake for the third time in the qualifiers of a grand-slam tournament, and will be the first Macedonian to attempt to reach Roland Garros. Following the debut in the US Open qualifiers, as well as the two wins in the Australian Open qualifiers, she will compete for the third time.
According to the rating for this tournament, she is in a far better position than the previous ones. She is currently at number 180 on the VTA-list, and among the tennis players in the qualifiers she ranks at number 70. The total number of competitors is 96, and only 12 will enter the main tournament.
Taking into consideration that Lina Gjorceska has managed to reach the qualifiers and Maria Sharapova did not, it is a great success.
On the other hand, Sara Erani is in the qualifiers as well, and she has played a number of grand-slams, which is only a proof that times change and that Lina is yet to show progress.
Still, she will have to wait for the draw to see who will be her opponents, thus she will be hot topic in Macedonia. It is time Gjorceska makes everyone proud and puts her name among the Macedonian sports heroes.