French Open 2023: Latest scores
Bernarda Pera 0-3 Ons Jabeur
Double break! Lovely start from Ons Jabeur to break Bernarda Pera in the American’s opening service game. The Tunisian is already finding some nice angles and breaks Pera for the second time with a delightful drop shot.
French Open 2023: Ons Jabeur in action
Ons Jabeur opens the action on Philippe-Chatrier as the fourth round continues but last season’s Wimbledon and US Open finalist says she has been far from her best at Roland Garros.
“There are things that are going well. Others that are going less well. Mentally I’m present. The physical sensations will come back. Tennis sensations also. These things take a lot of time,” she said after beating Olga Danilovic on Saturday.
“I have to accept my current condition now, because I was injured quite a lot of times this year. I’m not going to be impatient. I will give time to my body to adapt. And right now I’m winning matches without being at 100%, so I’m learning.”
Jabeur is up against American Bernarda Pera, who beat her in straight sets when the two last met in Guangzhou in 2019.
“Another lefty, so it’s going to be a tricky one,” Jabeur said. “Pera has been playing very well. She’s a tough opponent.”
French Open highlights: Aryna Sabalenka defeats Sloane Stephens in late-night clash
World number two Aryna Sabalenka weathered a spectacular first set implosion to beat American Sloane Stephens 7-6(5) 6-4 on Sunday and advance to the French Open quarter-finals.
The Belarusian, who will face Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina in the last eight, gave Stephens, the 2017 U.S. Open champion, no hope at the start, unleashing a barrage of baseline missiles that left the 30-year-old stunned and looking around for help.
Sabalenka, the hardest-hitting player on the women’s tour and the 2023 Australian Open champion, raced to a 5-0 lead with Stephens winning a total of just eight points.
But the American, no stranger to the Paris big stage after reaching the final in 2018, was not done yet, clawing her way back and saving a set point at 5-2 to cut the deficit.
With her own first serve wilting, Sabalenka, in complete freefall by now, missed another two set points at 5-4 on Stephens’ serve before her opponent spectacularly levelled and then held to take it to a tiebreak.
The Belarusian, looking win a second Grand Slam trophy, managed to pull herself together at the last moment, clinching the first set on her fourth opportunity.
She cut down on the unforced errors in the second set but again Stephens battled back from 4-2 down to level before Sabalenka broke again to go 5-4 up and serve out the match. — Reuters
French Open 2023: Doubles pair disqualified for hitting ball girl on head
Japanese doubles player Miyu Kato has apologised after hitting a ball girl in the head, which resulted in her disqualifcation from the French Open.
Kato and her Indonesian partner Aldila Sutjiadi, the 16th seeds, were leading Marie Bouzkova and Sara Sorribes Tormo 7-6 (1) 1-3 in the third round of the women’s doubles when the Japanese player hit the ball down to the other end of the court at the end of a point.
Unaware that the ball was coming, the ball girl was struck directly on the head and began crying.
Kato apologised to the ball girl and lengthy discussions took place before the decision was made to disqualify the pair.
She said she has been forfeited her prize money and points from Roland Garros.
Kato said: “I would like to sincerely apologise to the ball girl, my partner Aldila and team, and my supporters because of today’s unfortunate mishap. It was completely unintentional. As a result, I am penalised by RG Roland Garros, forfeiting my prize money and points. I appreciate all your continued support!”
Responding to Kato’s tweet, the French player Alize Cornet said: “Insane decision. I really feel sorry for you but a lot of players (except Marie and Sara obviously) are supporting you.”
French Open 2023: Yesterday at Roland Garros
Novak Djokovic surpassed Rafael Nadal’s all-time record by reaching his 17th French Open quarter-final.
The 22-time grand slam champion defeated Juan Pablo Varillas 6-3 6-2 6-2 to maintain his run of not having lost before the last eight at Roland Garros since 2010, and set up a clash with 11th seed Karen Khachanov.
Djokovic is still 12 Paris titles behind Nadal, though, and with the Spaniard missing for the first time since 2004, his great rival knows what an opportunity this is.
He said: “I’m proud of it but my attention is already on the next match. Obviously quarter-finals, Khachanov, I know what my goal is here. I’m trying to stay mentally the course and of course not look too far.
“Obviously the performance of today gives me a great deal of confidence about how I felt, about how I played. So I’m looking forward to the next match.”
By Eleanor Crooks
Novak Djokovic breaks Rafael Nadal French Open record with thumping win
Djokovic hammered Juan Pablo Varillas in straight sets while Carlos Alcaraz is also through to the quarter-finals
French Open order of play – Monday 5 June
Court Philippe Chatrier
From 10:00 (all times BST)
Bernarda Pera vs Ons Jabeur
Nicolas Jarry vs Casper Ruud
Anna Karolina Schmiedlova vs Coco Gauff
Not before 19:15
Grigor Dimitrov vs Alexander Zverev
Court Suzanne Lenglen
Sara Sorribes Tormo vs Beatriz Haddad Maia
Holger Rune vs Francisco Cerundolo
Iga Swiatek vs Lesia Tsurenko
Tomas Martin Etcheverry vs Yoshihito Nishioka
For the full order of play, click here
How to watch the French Open 2023
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French Open 2023
The French Open quarter-final line-up is almost complete as the fourth round at Roland Garros concludes on Monday.
Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff and Ons Jabeur are among those looking to join Aryna Sabalenka in the last eight of the women’s draw, with the Belarusian showcasing her strength with 7-6 6-4 victory over Sloane Stephens on Sunday night. Swiatek will looking to continue the defence of her title against Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko, with the world No 1 on a streak of 20 games in a row ahead of this last-16 clash.
In the men’s draw, fourth seed Casper Ruud and sixth seed Holger Rune could set up a rematch of last year’s heated French Open clash with progress to the quarter-finals. They’ll be aiming to join the likes of Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz in the last eight after the pair moved ever closer to a blockbuster semi-final match-up by easing through their fourth-round matches on Sunday.
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