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French Open quarter-finals – Zverev again in the semi-finals – a surprising women's duel – Sports

French Open quarter-finals – Zverev again in the semi-finals – a surprising women's duel – Sports

  • At the French Open in Paris, Alexander Zverev once again reached the semifinals. The German defeated Alex de Minaur in three sets.
  • In the women's table, Mira Andrejewa defeated world number two Aryna Sabalenka in the quarter-finals and will now meet Jasmine Paolini.

Alexander Zverev (ATP 4) reached the semi-finals of the French Open for the fourth year in a row. The German Olympic champion, still awaiting his first Grand Slam victory, beat Australian Alex de Minaur (ATP 11) 6:4, 7:6 (7:5), 6:4 in the night session.

Zverev was on the pitch for almost 14 hours in the first 4 matches, longer than any other player. In the quarter-finals, he qualified again in three rounds, but it was not a short matter. De Minaur, perhaps the fastest player on tour, involved Zverev with long, often high throws and several close matches. In the second set tiebreak, the Australian led 4-0, but then won by only one point. Eventually, Zverev was allowed to celebrate after nearly 3 hours. In the semi-finals, Zverev faces Norwegian Casper Ruud (seeded 7), who benefited from the loss of defending champion Novak Djokovic.

Women's semi-final Paolini-Andreeva

Tennis miracle Mira Andreeva She reached the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time at the age of 17 years and 38 days. The Russian teenager played well against world number two Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus, who was suffering from health problems, and won 6:7 (5:7), 6:4, 6:4. After 2:29 hours, Andreguia (WTA 38) converted her second match point with a stunning volley. “I tried to play bravely. “It worked,” the Russian said happily. The last time a young player reached the semifinals of a Grand Slam was Martina Hingis in 1997. The Swiss reached the semifinals of the Grand Slam as a 16-year-old, and was a semifinalist at the US Open that season The former was when he was 15 years old.

Italian tennis fans can't stop cheering right now. In addition to Jannik Siner, this is also the case Jasmine Paolini He caused a sensation at Roland Garros. The 28-year-old reached the semi-finals of the French Open after defeating Kazakhstan's Yelena Rybakina. World ranking 15. He beat the 2022 Wimbledon winner with a score of 6:2, 4:6, 6:4. “It's an unbelievable feeling,” said Paolini, who was shaken after a very strong first set. “I was a little emotional in the second set. But then I said to myself: 'Jelena is a great champion, you can lose a set, forget about it and just hit the balls.' ” In the semi-finals there will be a surprise confrontation between Paolini and Andreiwa.