Roland-Garros Day 9 women’s recap: Swiatek still soaring, joined by Gauff, Krejcikova, and Sakkari in quarter-finals
Your guide to the biggest stories from the women’s side at 2021 Roland-Garros as the fourth round continues in Paris on Monday 7th June
- Notable results on Monday (4th round): Coco Gauff (24) beats Ons Jabeur (25) 6-3, 6-1, Barbora Krejcikova beat Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-0, Maria Sakkari (17) beats Sofia Kenin (4) 6-1, 6-3, Iga Switaek (8) beats Marta Kostyuk 6-3, 6-4.
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DEFENDING CHAMPION STILL ROLLING
Iga Swiatek became the eighth and final quarter-finalist at Roland-Garros with a 6-3, 6-4 defeat of Marta Kostyuk in the night session on Court Philippe-Chatrier. Playing behind closed Swiatek advanced after one hour and 32 minutes.
“Even though I won last year, being in the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam isn’t an everyday thing,” the 20-year-old Pole commented. “So I’m pretty happy.”
GAUFF REACHES LAST EIGHT
American teen Coco Gauff has reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Ons Jabeur in Paris on Friday.
The 17-year-old Gauff needed just 53 minutes to advance to the last eight and will meet Barbora Krejcikova for a spot in the semi-finals.
KREJCIKOVA DEFEATS STEPHENS
World No 33 Krejcikova advanced to her first Grand Slam singles quarter-final at Roland-Garros in Paris on Monday with a comprehensive 6-2, 6-0 win over former US Open champion Sloane Stephens.
The Czech, who has been past the third round at the majors only once before this event (at last year’s French Open), dominated the match from start to finish.
“She’s young, she’s amazing, she’s coming up,” Krejcikova said of Gauff. “You know, she’s gonna be the next star. I mean, I’m just gonna go have fun, enjoy, do my best, try to prepare a good game-plan. So I’m just gonna enjoy I played really well today and that I beat Sloane and that I’m in my first quarter-finals (of a Grand Slam.
“After that, after I finish my mixed, doubles, and stuff, then I’m gonna think about what I should play against Coco and what’s happening.”
SAKKARI STORMS PAST KENIN
Greece has a quarter-finalist on both the men’s and women’s sides at Roland-Garros. Maria Sakkari joined Stefanos Tsitsipas in the last eight when she crushed 2020 French Open runner-up Sofia Kenin 6-1, 6-3.
“To be deadly honest, I was stressed before the match,” Sakkari commented. “I was nervous because it’s a tennis match, so I want to win. But then on the other hand, I told myself, ‘Just go out there and enjoy.’ I know it sounds very calm and easy thing to do, but that’s actually one of the few times I’ve told myself to enjoy a match.
“I just trusted my game and I went for it, and it worked.”
The No 17 seed awaits Swiatek in the last eight.