French Open lookahead: Pegula vs. Swiatek in quarterfinals
PARIS (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO WEDNESDAY
Top-ranked Iga Swiatek takes a 32-match winning streak into her quarterfinal against 11th-seeded Jessica Pegula of the United States. Swiatek won the 2020 French Open, while Pegula is attempting to reach the first Grand Slam final of her career. The other women’s quarterfinal is between two Russians: No. 20 Daria Kasatkina and No. 29 Veronika Kudermetova. The two men’s quarterfinals are No. 7 Andrey Rublev vs. No. 20 Marin Cilic, and No. 8 Casper Ruud vs. Holger Rune. Cilic won the 2014 U.S. Open and is the only player left on the bottom half of the men’s bracket who has been to a Grand Slam semifinal.
Sunny. High of 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 Celsius).
Women’s quarterfinals: Martina Trevisan beat No. 17 Leylah Fernandez 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-3; No. 18 Coco Gauff beat Sloane Stephens 7-5, 6-2.
Men’s quarterfinals: No. 5 Rafael Nadal beat No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (4); No. 3 Alexander Zverev beat No. 6 Carlos Alcaraz 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7).
STAT OF THE DAY
110-3, 8-2 — Rafael Nadal’s career record at Roland Garros and his record there against Novak Djokovic.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“A very emotional night for me. I’m still playing for nights like today. But it’s just a quarterfinal match, no? So I didn’t win anything.” — Nadal on his victory over rival Djokovic to reach the semifinals.
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