French Open Day 9: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Iga Swiatek advance into quarterfinals- Day 9 of the French Open featured top tennis superstars in action- World No.1 Novak Djokovic, defending champions Rafael Nadal, Iga Swiatek.
French Open Iga Swiatek vs M Kostyuk- 12.30 am
Defending Champion Iga Swiatek has beaten the Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk in the 4th Round. She won in straight sets 6-3, 6-4.
Kostyuk saved one match point on her second serve at 30-40 as she held in the ninth game of the second set.
That forced Swiatek to serve out the match and she clinched victory with a smart lob from the net. Swiatek has now won 22 straight sets at Roland Garros, including her run to the title last year.
She next faces 17th-seeded Greek Maria Sakkari, who reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal. Swiatek is also in the last eight of the women’s doubles.
Kostyuk reached the third round of the Australian Open at the age of 15 on her Grand Slam debut the youngest to go that far in 21 years but this was her best run at any major.
French Open RESULTS
Defending champion, Rafael Nadal, on Monday progressed to the quarterfinals of the French Open after winning his fourth-round match.
The World No.1 Novak Djokovic has progressed to the quarterfinals after he fought back in the third set to keep him in the fray for his 21st Grand Slam at French Open. He came back in style, dropping just one point in the 3rd set and then followed it with 6-0 in another as the match entered the fifth set.
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