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Just after 53 minutes, Cori Gauff reached the quarter-finals of the French Open in Paris. The 17-year-old US American defeated Ons Jabeur from Tunisia with 6-3, 6-1. For Gauff, it is the first time that she has made it into the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam tournament, where she will face Barbora Krejcikova from the Czech Republic. For Krejcikova, who defeated Sloane Stephens with 6:2, 6:0, it is also the first time at the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam tournament.

Iga Swiatek, the defending champion from Poland, is also in the quarter-finals in Paris. Swiatek won over Marta Kostjuk from Ukraine with 6:3, 6:4. The Polish tennis player has now won 22 sets in a row at the Stade Roland Garros with that win. Swiatek’s opponent in the French Open’s quarter-finals is going to be Maria Sakkari. The Greek defeated the US American Sofia Kenin with 6-1 and 6-3 in the previous round. 

How did the men do at Roland Garros?

Diego Schwartzman from Argentina won against the German Jan-Lennard Struff with 6-7 (9-11), 4-6, 5-7.

The world’s number one Novak Djokovic from Serbia defeated the 19-year-old Italian Lorenzo Musetti. Musetti, for whom it was his first major, fought hard. Novak made several easy errors in the first two sets and lost the first two sets. After that, however, Musetti’s performance changed, and Novak’s experience became visible. Whenever it was a deciding point, the world’s number one shifted up a gear and played out his expertise against the increasingly worn-out underdog Musetti. Djokovic won the third and fourth sets 6:1, 6:0 before the Italian gave up after 3:27 hours at 4:0 for Djokovic in the fifth set. In the end, Novak won with 6:7 (7:9), 6:7 (2:7), 6:1, 6:0, 4:0.

The next opponent for Novak is going to be Matteo Berrettini, who entered the quarter-finals without a fight after Roger Federer withdrew.

Rafael Nadal from Spain made it to the quarter-finals in just 2:17 hours after winning against Jannik Sinner from Italy. Nadal, the world’s number 2, won with 7:5, 6:3, 6:0.

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