Steve Johnson Scores Spot In French Open Main Draw|
May 24, 2013
This time last year, USC's Steve Johnson was capping off his career as a Trojan with an undefeated run through his senior season, carrying the Trojans to a fourth straight NCAA Team Championship while picking up his second consecutive NCAA Singles Championship. With the national stage thusly conquered, Johnson is now making history for himself overseas. In his first French Open appearance, Johnson has worked his way successfully through qualifying rounds and has scored himself a place in the singles main draw at Roland Garros.
Seeded No. 20 in the qualification draw, Johnson capped off his qualifying quest today with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Romania's Adrian Ungur. Johnson had opened his campaign with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 comeback win over Marsel Ilhan of Turkey in the first round, then took down China's Di Wu 6-1, 6-3 to move into today's all-important third round.
When main draw action at Roland Garros begins, Johnson will open up against Spain's Albert Montanes.
To follow Stevie in his first French Open appearance, stay tuned to rolandgarros.com