French Open glance: Former champions meet at Roland Garros
PARIS (AP) A quick look at the French Open:
LOOKAHEAD TO WEDNESDAY
Two former French Open champions meet for a spot in the semifinals when third-seeded Garbine Muguruza takes on Maria Sharapova. Muguruza won her first major title two years ago in Paris by defeating Serena Williams in the final while Sharapova is a two-time Roland Garros champion. Still chasing a maiden major trophy, top-ranked Simona Halep takes on 12th-seeded Angelique Kerber. In men’s play, 10-time champion Rafael Nadal faces 11th-seeded Diego Schwartzman and No. 3 Marin Cilic is up against No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro in a matchup between two former U.S. Open champions.
Chance of rain. High of 77 degrees (25 Celsius).
Cloudy. High of 73 degrees (23 Celsius).
Men’s quarterfinals: No. 7 Dominic Thiem beat No. 2 Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-2, 6-1; Marco Cecchinato beat No. 20 Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-6 (4), 1-6, 7-6 (11).
Women’s fourth round: No. 13 Madison Keys beat Yulia Putintseva 7-6 (5), 6-4; No. 10 Sloane Stephens beat No. 14 Daria Kasatkina 6-3, 6-1.
STAT OF THE DAY
40 – The number of years since an Italian male player made it to a Grand Slam semifinal. Cecchinato equaled Corrado Barazzutti, who was a semifinalist at the 1978 French Open.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
”I am back in the locker room. That’s where I’m back.” – Djokovic, to a reporter suggesting he was back in the mix despite his loss.
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- Alexander Zverev
- Angelique Kerber
- Daria Kasatkina
- Diego Schwartzman
- Dominic Thiem
- Garbine Muguruza
- Madison Keys
- Marco Cecchinato
- Maria Sharapova
- Marin Cilic
- Novak Djokovic
- Rafael Nadal
- Serena Williams
- Simona Halep
- Sloane Stephens
- Yulia Putintseva