PARIS (AP) – The latest news on the Roland-Garros Grand Slam tennis tournament (all local times):
No. 3 Paola Badosa has become the first top-10 seeded woman to reach the third round of Roland Garros this year.
Badosa took a break to open the third set of their match against 68th-seeded Kaja Juvan before regrouping to win four games in a row and were on their way to a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 win at Court Susanna. Lenglen which took over two hours.
Badosa’s best performance at a Grand Slam tournament was a quarter-final appearance at the 2021 French Open.
She will next face No. 29 Veronika Kudermetova.
The five women ranked in the top 10 and placed in the bottom half of the table are already off the pitch. Badosa is in the top half, where No. 8 Karolina Pliskova lost earlier on Thursday.
No. 1 Iga Swiatek, No. 7 Aryna Sabalenka and No. 9 Danielle Collins will play later.
The women’s 11th seed, American Jessica Pegula, reached the third round beating Anhelina Kalinina 6-1, 5-7, 6-4.
Two-time major finalist Karolina Pliskova lost in the second round at Roland Garros to a French wild card making her debut at any Grand Slam tournament.
227th-seeded Leolia Jeanjean’s 6-2, 6-2 win over eighth-seeded Pliskova means six of the top 10 women in the standings at Roland Garros are already gone before the end of the second round.
Pliskova joins No.2 Barbora Krejcikova, No.4 Maria Sakkari, No.5 Anett Kontaveit, No.6 Ons Jabeur and No.10 Garbiñe Muguruza at the exit.
The four remaining women in the top 10 are scheduled to play Thursday: No.1 Iga Swiatek, No.3 Paola Badosa, No.7 Aryna Sabalenka and No.9 Danielle Collins.
Pliskova was ranked No. 1 and was a runner-up at Wimbledon last year and the US Open in 2016. She also reached the semi-finals at the other two majors. That includes at Roland-Garros in 2017.
Jeanjean is a 26-year-old from Montpellier. She trailed 2-1 at the start on Thursday before winning nine straight games to take the first set and take a 4-0 lead in the second.
Pliskova committed 28 unforced errors and was broken in half of her eight service games.
Iga Swiatek is ranked No. 1 and seeded No. 1 at Roland Garros and she puts her 29-game winning streak on the line in the second round of Day 5 of the clay-court Grand Slam tournament.
Swiatek’s run is the longest in women’s tennis since Serena Williams won 34 in a row in 2013.
The 20-year-old Polish player will face 43rd-ranked American Alison Riske on Thursday.
Other women in action at the end of the second round include No. 3 seed Paola Badosa, two-time Major champion Simona Halep and two-time Major finalist Karolina Pliskova.
Defending US Open champion Daniil Medvedev and 2021 French Open runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas are the top men on Thursday’s schedule on a cool, cloudy day in Paris.
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