Swiatek marches on but Jeanjean’s dream run ends – day seven at the French Open

Swiatek is the only top-10 player left in the women’s draw.

Andy Sims
Sunday 29 May 2022 04:30
Iga Swiatek celebrates winning her match against Danka Kovinic (Michel Euler/AP)
Iga Swiatek celebrates winning her match against Danka Kovinic (Michel Euler/AP)

Unstoppable top seed Iga Swiatek marched into the last 16 at Roland Garros with her 31st straight win.

But the fairytale run of Leolia Jeanjean, the French wildcard ranked 227 in the world, was ended by Irina-Camelia Begu while third seed Paula Badosa and seventh seed Aryna Sabalenka crashed out.

Swiatek is therefore the only top-10 player left in the women’s draw.

Here, the PA news agency looks back at day seven at the French Open.

Picture of the day

Wildcard Jeanjean felt the strain against Begu (Thibault Camus/AP)

Match of the day

Andrey Rublev found Cristian Garin a tricky customer (Thibault Camus/AP)

Seventh seed Andrey Rublev had to win a marathon fourth-set tie-break 13-11 to see off Chile’s Christian Garin out on Court 14.

Shocks of the day

Badosa, of Spain, retired injured at 6-3 2-1 down against Russia’s Veronika Kudermetova, and Belarusian Sabalenka imploded against Italian Camila Giorgi, taking the first set before losing 4-6 6-1 6-0. Top seed Swiatek is now the only player in the top 10 still in the women’s draw.

Quote of the day

What is Iga doing differently? I don't know. If I knew the answer I would start doing it.

Jessica Pegula

Brit watch

With Britain’s involvement in the singles now over, attention turns to the doubles where top seeds Joe Salisbury and American partner Rajeev Ram advanced to the last eight with a 7-5 6-4 win over Maxime Cressy and Feliciano Lopez.

Fallen seeds

Women: Paula Badosa (3), Aryna Sabalenka (7), Elena Rybakina (16), Tamara Zidansek (24).

Men: Miomir Kecmanovic (28), Lorenzo Sonego (32).

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