A miracle with four fingers of both hands… British tennis player heads for the Australian Open

[이데일리 정두리 기자] A British tennis player with only four fingers on both hands advances to the Australian Open, the first major tournament of the season, and is a hot topic.

Francesca Jones (21, UK), ranked 241 in the world ranking, has four fingers on both hands since birth, and three toes on the right and four on the left.

Jones, a congenital loss of dysplasia syndrome, defeated Lujiazing (200th place, China) 2-0 (6-0 6-1) in the 3rd round of the women’s singles qualifier at the 2021 Australian Open tennis tournament held in Dubai on the 13th, UAE ).

Jones beat Monica Niculescu (144th place, Romania) 2-0 (6-3 6-2) in the first round of the qualifying round, and in the second round, Jana Pet (209th place Croatia) 2-1 (7-). 6 2-6 6-1).

Born in 2000, Jones competed in the Wimbledon qualifiers held in his home country of England in 2019, but was eliminated in the first round.He won three consecutive victories at this year’s Australian Open, the second major challenge, and entered the major finals stage for the first time in his life.

In this year’s Australian Open finals, even if they are eliminated in the first round of singles, they will receive an Australian dollar prize. This is about 85 million won, which is more than an average salary for a worker.

Jones, currently the fifth highest ranked female player in the world, said, “I wanted to change people’s eyes,” and “I don’t really care about what others think of me because I don’t think these symptoms define me.” Said.

Meanwhile, this year’s Australian Open will open in Melbourne, Australia on February 8.

Francesca Jones. (Photo = Yonhap News)


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