Results from the 2023 French Open: Ons Jabeur advances, Coco Gauff may play Iga Swiatek in the quarterfinals.
By making it to the semifinals of the Roland Garros tournament, American youngster Coco Gauff set up a potential rematch of their French Open final from the previous year with Iga Swiatek.
Gauff, a 19-year-old sixth seed, defeated Slovakia’s Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 7-5, 6-2, and she might now play top seed Swiatek.
Later on Monday, Poland’s Swiatek will compete against Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko for a third victory on the clay.
With a victory over Bernarda Pera in the quarterfinals, Ons Jabeur of Tunisia advanced for the first time.
Jabeur fell in the first round at Roland Garros the previous year despite competing in the Wimbledon and US Open championships in 2022.
After eliminating Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo, seventh seed Jabeur, 28, will face Brazilian 14th seed Beatriz Haddad Maia in the round of eight.
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A year after losing to Swiatek in her first Grand Slam singles final, Gauff claimed there was “no point in revisiting” the loss at Roland Garros.
She chose to “reset” as opposed to “dwell” on the event.
If she does run into world number one Swiatek again, it might become clear what she took away from that defeat.
Gauff has not been particularly convincing thus far in this year’s competition, twice fighting back from a set down, and also overcoming challenging situations against Schmiedlova, who is rated 100th.
Gauff got out to a terrific start, gaining a 5-2 lead, but as she struggled to win the first set, Schmiedlova rallied to tie it at 5-5.
Schmiedlova dropped service once more, giving Gauff another opportunity to win the first set. This time, Gauff seized the opportunity and confidently held to love.
Gauff also gave up an early break in the second set, but he fought back to hold for 2-2 and then won the next four games to advance to the quarterfinals at Roland Garros for the third consecutive year.
The final game, however, had greater tension.
After demonstrating her ability to rebound from back-to-back double faults that gave Schmiedlova two break points, Gauff will be aware that the biggest tests of where her game is at will likely come on Wednesday, perhaps against Swiatek.
Jabeur wins all three of his Grand Slam quarterfinal matches.
The seventh seed in the French Open is Ons Jabeur.
Jabeur has now advanced to the quarterfinals of each of the four Grand Slam tournaments after finally having a longer run in the big competition that she grew up watching.
Pera, ranked 36 in the world and 28 years old, struggled on Court Philippe Chatrier and failed to hold serve in her first Grand Slam last-16 encounter.
Although Jabeur was not playing at her most fluid, she nonetheless won the match in 63 minutes despite breaking herself three times in the first set and at the opening of the second.
“I never thought about something was missing or I didn’t reach all four of them,” she stated after finishing the set of major quarter-finals.
“Perhaps it’s for the best. Hopefully, we’ll set it to all semifinals first, and then all finals when it arrives.
The longest match on the 2023 WTA Tour was won by Haddad Maia, 27, who rallied from a set down to win 6-7 (3-7) 6-3 7-5 in a titanic contest that lasted three hours and 51 minutes.
Haddad Maia served for the victory before having her serve broken to even the score at 5-5 after failing to convert three match points in the ninth game of the decisive set.
But she went on to win the following two games to secure the victory.
Haddad Maia stated, “I believe the emotion was present for both of us.” “I think I deserved it because of that,” the person said. “I’m very happy and proud that I didn’t give up and pushed myself to the limit.”
When Sorribes Tormo and partner Marie Bouzkova defeated Miyu Kato in their women’s doubles round of 16 match on Sunday, the Japanese player and Indonesian player Aldila Sutjiadi were disqualified for hitting a ball girl with a tennis ball.
The umpire first warned Kato, but they were later dismissed after Sorribes Tormo and Bouzkova objected.