Roland Garros—Paris, France
Saturday’s action at the French Open featured top seed Iga Swiatek breeze into the fourth round and capture his 31st victory in a row. The talented Pole defeated Danka Kovinic 6-3, 7-5. Swiatek, who is aiming to win her second career French Open, will next face Qinwen Zheng.
Elsewhere, Paula Badosa retired down a set and break to Veronika Kudermetova and Aryna Sabalenka lost to powerful Italian Camila Giorgi in three sets. Jessica Pegula advanced to the fourth round, while Madison Keys needed a third-set tiebreaker to oust Elena Rybakina 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(10-3). Play the latest games at Christchurch online casino during the Paris fortnight.
On the men’s side, No. 2 seed Daniil Medvedev encountered a tough opponent in the form of Serb Miomir Kecmanovic. Needing one hour and 48 minutes to prevail, Medvedev will next face former US Open winner Marin Cilic, who dismissed Gilles Simon in straight sets. Medvedev, who is playing in only his second clay-court event of the season, won his first Grand Slam event in New York last Summer.
Other men’s results on the day included No. 7 seed Andrey Rublev and No. 11 seed Jannik Sinner prevailing. Rublev needed four sets to dismiss Christian Garin, while Sinner got past Mackenzie McDonald in straight sets.
Last year’s finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas eased past Swede Mikael Ymer 6-2, 6-2, 6-1, and will await up-and-coming Dane Holger Rune. Rune, 19, has seen a meteoric rise in the rankings this year, improving from No. 103 at the start of the year, to his current position of No. 33. He defeated Hugo Gaston 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.
No. 12 seed Hubert Hurkacz also reached the last 16 by brushing aside David Goffin in three sets, while No. 8 seed Casper Ruud needed five sets to get by Lorezno Sonego, 6-2, 6-7(3), 1-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Sunday’s men’s action in Paris will feature a star-studded lineup, led by No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic, No. 5 seed Rafael Nadal, inform Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz and No. 3 seed Alexander Zverev.
The ladies draw will be highlighted by Leylah Fernandez, Sloane Stephens, Amanda Anisamova and Coco Gauff.
(2) Daniil Medvedev Defeats (28) Miomir Kecmanovic 62 64 62
(4) Stefanos Tsitsipas Defeats Mikael Ymer 62 62 61
(7) Andrey Rublev Defeats Cristian Garin 64 36 62 76(11)
(8) Casper Ruud Defeats (32) Lorezno Sonego 62 67(3) 16 64 63
(11) Jannik Sinner Defeats Mackenzie McDonald 63 76(6) 63
(12) Hubert Hurkacz Defeats David Goffin 75 62 61
(20) Marin Cilic Defeats Gilles Simon 60 63 62
Holgar Rune Defeats Hugo Gaston 63 63 63