LIVE – Roland-Garros 2024: Iga Swiatek overthrows Naomi Osaka and advances to the 3rd round

LIVE – Roland-Garros 2024: Iga Swiatek overthrows Naomi Osaka and advances to the 3rd round
LIVE – Roland-Garros 2024: Iga Swiatek overthrows Naomi Osaka and advances to the 3rd round

The clash between two quadruple Grand Slam winners in the second round of Roland-Garros on Wednesday kept all its promises. And it was world number 1 Iga Swiatek who had the last word against Naomi Osaka. The Pole, double title holder and triple winner at Porte d’Auteuil, experienced the worst difficulties against the Japanese, but ended up coming away in three sets (7-6 / 1-6 / 7-5). The former world number 1, now down to 134th place, nevertheless obtained several match points. In the evening, Richard Gasquet, 37 years old and outside the top 100, challenges world number 2 Jannik Sinner, winner of the Australian Open in January.

The main information:

  • Second round matches begin this Wednesday
  • Caroline Garcia, the French number 1, eliminated by Sofia Kenin
  • Richard Gasquet challenges Jannik Sinner at night
  • Cancellation of matches on the annex courts due to rain

Gasquet loses the first set against Sinner

The 37-year-old from Biterrois lost the first set of his match against Jannik Sinner 6-4. Richard Gasquet showed great resistance against the world number 2, well supported by a public won over to his cause.

Coco Gauff qualified for the 3rd round

The American Coco Gauff, world No.3, dismissed Slovenian Tamara Zidansek in two sets 6-3, 6-4 to qualify for the third round of Roland-Garros on Wednesday. Gauff, finalist in 2022 and winner of the US Open last year, needed a little over 1h30 to eliminate the 131st in the world. She will join the Chinese Wang Yafan (68th) or the Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska (32nd) in the next round.

Swiatek returns from the devil vauvert

The Pole, world number 1 and double title holder at Roland-Garros, was seriously pushed around by Naomi Osaka, but ended up winning in three sets (7-6 / 1-6 / 7-5). The Japanese, who also had world first place in the past, acquired several match points in the third set.

Matches on the annex courts and Simonne-Mathieu canceled by rain

The matches initially scheduled on the Simmone-Mathieu court and the annex courts at Roland-Garros were canceled on Wednesday due to rain, the French Tennis Federation said. While the rain fell continuously at Roland-Garros, “there will be no resumption of matches today (Wednesday) on the Simonne-Mathieu court and the annex courts” indicated the FFT in a press release.

All the matches in the second round, which were to be played on this fourth day, began in the morning, from 11 a.m., before being quickly interrupted. Thus, “given that there was less than two hours of play”, ticket holders of the courts concerned “will be fully refunded”, we can also read. Only the Philippe-Chatrier and Suzanne-Lenglen courts, which both have a roof, can host matches on Wednesday.

Carlos Alcaraz wins in four rounds

Spaniard Carlos Alacraz, one of the main contenders for the title, won his second round match against Dutch qualifier Jesper De Jong, but the world number 3 lost the third set to his opponent of the day. The young phenomenon finally recovered well by concluding the match after more than three hours of play (6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2).

Jabeur qualifies with difficulty for the third round

The Tunisian Ons Jabeur, world number 9, suffered to dismiss the Colombian Camila Osorio (77th) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 and reach the third round of Roland-Garros on Wednesday. Jabeur, quarter-finalist last season – his best result in Paris – reached this stage of the competition for the fifth time in seven appearances.

Tsitsipas drops a set en route but qualifies for the 3rd round

Stefanos Tsitsipas, 9th in the world, lost a set en route but qualified for the third round of Roland-Garros, winning 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (2/7), 6-4. German Daniel Altmaier (83rd), Wednesday. The 25-year-old Greek, finalist of the event in 2021, went solo in the first two rounds, before being caught in the third. Pushed to the tie-break, he could not prevent his opponent, finally in the match and more aggressive, from starting again.

The rain continues to disrupt the program on the annex courts

A large part of the matches in the second round of Roland-Garros, the third day of which on Tuesday has already been seriously disrupted by rain, have not yet started on the annex courts not covered by a roof, due to the rain which continues to fall. So far, only matches played on the Philippe-Chatrier and Suzanne-Lenglen courts, which both have a roof, have been able to be played.

Caroline Garcia eliminated in the second round by Sofia Kenin

French number 1 Caroline Garcia | ❌ It’s over for Caroline Garcia! Victory for Sofia Kenin in two rounds.

For the fourth time in a row, the French number 1 does not advance to the second round of Roland-Garros!

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The program of the main matches of the 4th day (from 11 a.m., unless otherwise stated):

Court Philippe-Chatrier (from 12:00 p.m.)

Sofia Kenin (USA) – Caroline Garcia (FRA/N.21)

Jesper De Jong (NED) – Carlos Alcaraz (ESP/N.3)

Iga Swiatek (POL/N.1) – Naomi Osaka (JPN)

(not before 8:15 p.m.)

Richard Gasquet (FRA) – Jannik Sinner (ITA/N.2)

Short Suzanne-Lenglen

Daniel Altmaier (GER) – Stefanos Tstitsipas (GRE/N.9)

Camila Osorio (COL) – Ons Jabeur (TUN/N.8)

Andrey Rublev (RUS/N.6) – Pedro Martinez (ESP)

Coco Gauff (USA/N.3) – Tamara Zidansek (SLO)

Court Simonne-Mathieu

Hubert Hurkacz (POL/N.8) – Brandon Nakashima (USA)

Katerina Siniakova (CZE/N.32) – Chloé Paquet (FRA)

Danielle Collins (USA/N.11) – Olga Danilovic (SRB)

Corentin Moutet (FRA) – Alexander Shevchenko (KAZ)

Short N.14

Katie Volynets (USA) – Marketa Vondrousova (CZE/N.5)

Denis Shapovalov (CAN) – Frances Tiafoe (USA/N.25)

Donna Vekic (CRO) – Marta Kostyuk (UKR/N.18)

(not before 5:00 p.m.)

Pavel Kotov (RUS) – Stan Wawrinka (SUI)

Short N.7

Ben Shelton (USA/N.15) – Kei Nishikori (JPN)

Jelena Ostapenko (LAT/N.9) – Clara Tauson (DEN)

Fabian Marozsan (HUN) – Grigor Dimitrov (BUL/N.10)

Liudmila Samsonova (RUS/N.17) – Amanda Anisimova (USA)

Short N.6

Alexandre Muller (FRA) – Matteo Arnaldi (ITA)

Henri Squire (GER) – Félix Auger-Aliassime (CAN/N.21)

Short N.8

Leylah Fernandez (CAN/N.31) – Xiyu Wang (CHN)

Short N.9

(2nd match) Sebastian Ofner (AUT) – Sebastian Baez (ARG/N.20)

Short N.12

(2nd match) Yafan Wang (CHN) – Dayana Yastremska (UKR/N.30)

Short N.13

Sebastian Korda (USA/N.27) – Soonwoo Kwon (KOR)

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