Tennis player Iga Swiatek reached the quarterfinals of Roland Garros without any problems. Ukraine’s Lesya Tsurenko succumbed to the world’s No. 1 Polish 5-1 in the first set.
Swiatek (22) will compete in the quarter-finals against American Coco Gauff (19). The sixth-seeded tennis star won in two sets over Slovakia’s Anna Karolina Schmidlova, 7-5, 6-2. Swiatek and Gauff faced each other in last year’s Roland Garros final. Swiatek then won easily 6-1, 6-3. The Pole could become the first player to win Roland Garros two years in a row since Justine Henin in 2007.
Tunisian Anas Jabeur easily qualified for the quarter-finals. She settled in two groups with the American Bernarda Pera. He became 6-3 and 6-1. For the 28-year-old Jabeur, this is the first time she has reached the quarter-finals at Roland Garros. She was a losing finalist at Wimbledon and the US Open in 2022.
Casper Rudd reached the quarter-finals in the men’s category by defeating Nicolas Jarry of Chile, ranked 35th in the world rankings, in three sets. He became 7-6(3) 7-5 7-5 for No. 4 in the world. The 24-year-old Norwegian, who lost the final to Rafael Nadal last year, will compete against Holger Rohn (20) in the quarter-finals. The sixth-place Dane had a hard time with Argentine Francisco Sirondolo, but eventually won. In a 4-hour match, Ron made the difference in the superbreak of the fifth set: 7-6 (3) 3-6 6-4 1-6 7-6 (7).
Matoi Middelkoop and his German partner Andreas Mies eliminated defending champions Jean-Julien Roger and Marcelo Arevalo of El Salvador in doubles. The Dutch-German pair won the quarterfinals in Paris in two sets: 7-6 (6) 6-1.
For Middelkoop, this is the second time he has reached the semi-finals of Roland Garros in doubles. In the semi-finals, Middelkoop and 12th-placed Mies will compete against the Belgians Sander Gilles and Joran Vliegen.
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