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Covid-19 Tennis Infection

The Mouratoglou Tennis Academy closed due to Covid-19 on March 16, 2020

Up to the last moment, we hoped that the Covid-19 virus would spare our Mouratoglou Tennis Academy. We knew that French President Macron would force all schools to close from March 16, 2020, but we hoped that the tennis part would be allowed to continue. It was not the case. On Monday we found out that the Academy itself would close, which made us very sad.

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Francesca Saroli won a Tournament in Bern

Hi everyone!

This weekend I won a tournament in Bern. I was looking for a tournament during the Christmas holiday, and the only place which had a tournament with lots of players (more than 20) was Bern. The rules were that they would make sub tournaments of 8 players. As it turned out, because of the fact that they use old ratings from October (where I am an R4), I was the first seed of the second tournament, and I easily beat all 3 players I played.

I got a trophy and instead of a prize I got a 50% discount coupon far a future participation in a MKTA tournament, not too generous. Not sure I will ever go back to that tennis club in the future.

My December 2019 Swiss Ranking is R3 (#512)

Hi everyone!

The Swiss Tennis ranking is tricky. They only publish “official” rankings twice a year, on October 1 and April 1.

However, they calculate monthly rankings, and if you want to find out what your monthly ranking is, you need to get a subscription and pay SFr. 1.50 per month for that. Only people who subscribe to that “service” can see their monthly rating.

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Swiss Championship Qualifiers G14, Bollingen, November 2019

Hi everyone!


I just got back from Bern, where I played the Qualifiers of the Swiss Championship G14. I had a tough draw because first had to play the seed #7 Matilde Tavazza, rated 6.06 UTR, but beat her 7-6 6-2, then beat Alexandra Gasser, then unfortunately in the last qualifying round lost to Tina Moser rated 6.40, she was too strong for me that day.

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Francesca Saroli won a tennis tournament in Nyon

That’s me with my 1st place medal

Hi everyone!

I’m happy to let you know I won a tournament in Nyon on November 1 and 2, 2019.

I played 3 rounds, and beat everyone.
Round 1: I beat Fay-Lynn Jongbloed 6-3 6-1 (R4)
Round 2: I beat Estelle Bezos 6-3 6-1 (R3, 5.23 UTR)
Final: I beat Margaux Hofer 6-1 6-1 (4.73 UTR)

See the photos below for more info.

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