Šwiateková is in the quarterfinals in Paris and will challenge Gauffová, Ruud again goes for Rune

Šwiateková is in the quarterfinals in Paris and will challenge Gauffová, Ruud again goes for Rune

Šwiatekova is in the quarter-finals in Paris and challenges Gauff, Ruud goes to Rune again

Tennis tournament French Open in Paris (clay, subsidy 49.6 million euros): Women: Singles – 1st round, May 30, 2023. Uns Džábirová from Tunisia.

Paris – World number one and defending champion Iga Šwiateková advanced to the quarterfinals at Roland Garros. The Ukrainian Lesja Curenková gave up the match for health reasons at the score of 5:1 for the Polish tennis player. In a repeat of last year's final, Šwiateková will challenge 19-year-old American Cori Gauffová, who defeated Slovakian Anna Karolína Schmiedlová 7:5 and 6:2.

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Šwiatekova is in the quarter-finals in Paris and challenges Gauff, Ruud goes for Rune again

Šwiatekova is in the quarter-finals in Paris and challenges Gauffa, Ruud goes for Rune again

Šwiateková is in Paris in the quarterfinalsá le and challenges Gauff, Ruud goes for Rune again

Š Wiatekova is in the quarter-finals in Paris and challenges Gauff, Ruud goes for Rune again

Among the top eight in Paris for the first time is world number seven Uns Džábirová from Tunisia and, after an almost four-hour battle, also Beatriz Haddadová Maia, as the first Brazilian woman in the Grand Slam after 55 years. Džábirová beat the American Bernarda Pera 6:3, 6:1 in the fourth round. Maia Haddad defeated Spain's Sara Sorribes 6:7, 6:3 and 7:5.

Like Gauff, last year's defeated men's singles finalist Casper Ruud did not hesitate. The fourth seeded Norwegian tennis player defeated Nicolás Jarry from Chile 7:6, 7:5, 7:5. Another nearly four-hour fight was fought between the Dane Holger Rune and the Argentinian Francisco Cerúndol. World No. 6 Rune won thanks to a successful super-tiebreak 7:6, 3:6, 6:4, 1:6, 7:6.

The newly 22-year-old Šwiateková, who defeated Barbora Krejčíková in the first round, broke Curenko three times in the first set and was close to winning the ninth set in a row this year in Paris. However, the Ukrainian gave up at the end of the set due to nausea. Šwiateková will try to beat Gauffová in the seventh match between them, and she hasn't lost a set with her yet.

“Since last year, I wanted to play with her at this tournament. I believed that it would happen because I she thought I was going to do well and so did she. If you want to be the best, you have to beat the best,” Gauff said.

The 28-year-old Tunisian Džabirová did not give Pera a chance and won in 64 minutes. Roland Garros was the only Grand Slam so far where she did not make it to at least the quarterfinals, her maximum being the fourth round. She became the first African player to reach the last eight at all Grand Slams.

“Paris, it's just romance. Day and night. And winning the title here would be a truly unforgettable experience. But now it's better take match after match,” said last year's Wimbledon and US Open finalist Džábirová.

Maia Haddad will be the next opponent of the former world number two. The fourteenth-seeded Brazilian beat Sorribes after three hours and 51 minutes. The last Brazilian tennis player to reach the Grand Slam quarterfinals was Maria Buenová in 1968.

24-year-old Ruud, who last year played in the final at the US Open alongside Roland Garros, averted 14 of 17 break points in the duel with Jarry and decided the even duel for himself thanks to better managed set endings. Even 56 winning balls were not enough for the aggressively playing opponent, the Norwegian favorite converted the second match point in less than three and a half hours.

Ruud meets Rune again in the quarter-finals after a year. After three hours and 59 minutes, the 20-year-old Dane defeated the world number 23 Cerúndola in the super-tiebreak of the fifth set 10:7. He will want to repay Ruud for last year's elimination, when he lost 1:3 in sets. The last pair consists of the German Alexander Zverev and as the only unseeded quarterfinalist Tomás Martín Etcheverry from Argentina.

French Open tennis tournament in Paris

(clay, subsidy 49.6 million euros)


Singles – 4th round:

Ruud (4-Nor.) – Jarry (Chile) 7:6 (7 :3), 7:5, 7:5, Rune (6-Dan.) – F. Cerúndolo (23-Arg.) 7:6 (7:3), 3:6, 6:4, 1:6, 7:6 (10:7).


Singles – 4th round:

Jábirová (7-Tun.) – Peraová (USA) 6:3, 6:1, Haddadová Maiaová (17- Braz.) – Sorribesová (Sp.) 6:7 ​​(3:7), 6:3, 7:5, Gauffová (6-USA) – Schmiedlová (SR) 7:5, 6:2, Šwiateková (1-Pol .) – Curenková (Ukr.) 5:1 str., Zverev (22-Germany) – Dimitrov (28-Bulgaria) 6:1, 6:4, 6:3, Etcheverry (Arg.) – Nišioka (27 -Japan) 7:6 (10:8), 6:0, 6:1


Singles – 1st round:

< strong>Hrazdil (CZ) – Pires (Fr,) 6:2, 6:7 (4:7), 6:3, Mrva (CZ) – Gea (16-Fr .) 2:6, 6:4, 7:5.

Doubles – 1st round:

Hrazdil, Camus (Czech Republic/Austria) – Karahan, Panarin (Tur./Rus.) 6:3, 6:1

Junior women:

Singles – 2nd round:

Perezová (6 -Peru) – Kovačková (CZE) 6:3, 6:1.

Doubles – 1st round:

Kovačková, Samsonová < /strong>(Czech Republic) – Munková, Slamaová (Dan./USA) 6:2, 6:1, Ercanová, L. Udvardyová (Tur./Maď.) – Šmejkalová, Valentová (Czech Republic) 6:3, 6:4.