Offbeat Tennis - Roland-Garros (F): Tan swept by Vondrousova
Swiatek serene as questions linger over French Open rivals
Iga Swiatek heads into the French Open trying to become the first player since Serena Williams at Wimbledon in 2016 to successfully defend a women's Grand Slam singles title, with injuries and poor clay form clouding the hopes of several of her chief rivals. The American remains on 23 Grand Slam titles, one behind Margaret Court's all-time record, and has not gone beyond the last 16 in Paris since losing the 2016 final to Garbine Muguruza. Her coach Patrick Mouratoglou admitted it was unlikely Williams would win her first major since the 2017 Australian Open in Paris.
Harmony Tan did not resist Marketa Vondrousova, ROLAND-Garros finalist in 2019, which qualifies in Barely more than an hour for the third round of the international people of France.
The walk was too high for Harmony Tan . The French, 149th World and Roland-Garros (France, Grand Chelem, Chand, 35 Million Euros) Title Title: Iga Swiatek (Pol) 2nd Tour Barty (AUS, N ° 1) - Linette (Pol) Sharma (AUS, WC) - Jabeur (Tun, No. 25) Gauff (USA, N ° 24) - Q.WANG (CHN) Ferro (FRA) - Brady (USA, N ° 13) KA.PLISKOVA (RTC, N ° 9 - Stephens (USA) LePchenko (USA, Q) - Muchova (RTC, N ° 18) Alexandrova (RUS, N ° 32) - Krejcikova (RTC) Li (USA) - Svitolina (Rus, No. 5) Kenin (USA , N ° 4) - Baptiste (USA, Q) Martincova (RTC) - Pegula (USA, N ° 28) Sakkari (GRE, N ° 17) - Paolini (ITA) Diyas (Kaz) - Mertens (Bel, N ° 14 ) Kostyuk (UKR) - Zheng (CHN) Gachava (RUS) - Giorgi (ITA) Kontaveit (East, # 30) - Mladenovic (FRA) Peterson (Sue) - SwItek (POL, N ° 8) S.WILLIAMS (USA, N ° 7) - Buzarnescu (Rou) Collins (USA) - Kalinina (UKR, Q) Rybakina (Kaz, N ° 21) - Hibino (JAP) Vesnina (RUS) BAT KVITOVA (RTC, N ° 11 ) by Azarenka Package (Bie, N ° 15) - Tauson (Dan) Fernandez (CAN) - Keys (USA, N ° 23) Pavlyuchenkova (Rus, No. 31) - Tomljanovic (A US) Sasnovich (Bie) - Sabalenka (Bie, n ° 3) Zidansek (SLO) Bat Brengle (USA): 6-4, 6-1 Siniakova (RTC) - Kudermetova (RUS, No. 29) Cirstea (ROU - Trevisan (ITA) Kasatkina (RUS) BAL BENCIC (SUI, N ° 10): 6-2, 6-2 HERCOG (SLO) - GARCIA (FRA) Vondrousova (RTC, N ° 20) BAT TAN (FRA, WC) : 6-1, 6-3 BADOSA (ESP, N ° 33) - KOVINIC (MNE) BOGDAN (ROU) BAT OSAKA (JAP, N ° 2) by package, has fallen heavily in the second round of Roland-Garros against Marketa Vondrousova. The Czech, after seeing his opponent win over a white game his first visit to the service, took control of the exchanges. The result was the Break at his first opportunity. Harmony Tan then reacted and got three opportunities to come back to two games everywhere ... In vain . From there, the finalist of the internationals of France 2019 took up his walking forward for Breaker again the tricolor. To conclude the first handle, Marketa Vondrousova took a third time the service of his opponent, on an authoritarian white game. often disturbed by the wind that swept the short Philippe-Chatrier, Harmony Tan was trapped second set by the Czech, which quickly led three games to nothing. well installed in the meeting, the number 20 series headed assured and even missed a first match bullet on the service of the French before concluding on its own layout (6-1, 6-3 in 1h03 '). Polona Hercog or Caroline Garcia will be the opponent of Marketa Vondrousova in the third round of Roland Garros.
Djokovic v Nadal - six of the best .
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal meet for the 58th time on Friday in the French Open semi-finals. AFP Sport looks at six of their best Grand Slam matches: When Djokovic won: 2012 Australian Open final Djokovic 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5/7), 7-5 -- In the longest ever Grand Slam final at five hours and 53 minutes, Djokovic came back from 4-2 down in the fifth set. It was the third successive Grand Slam final that Djokovic and Nadal had contested, and saw the Serb extend his winning streak over Nadal to seven straight matches.