- Roland Garros Men's Singles
- Roland Garros Women's Singles
The warm embrace between Jabeur and Haddad Maia
Beaten by Brazil's Beatriz Haddad Maia (3-6, 7-6 , 6-1), Ons Jabeur, very popular with the vast majority of her colleagues, did not fail to live up to her reputation as a "gentlewoman". This is evidenced by the beautiful embrace given to the Brazilian and also her words in a press conference to salute the performance of the one who became the first player from her country to reach the last four of a Grand Slam. "I really wish him the best. The last two games she won, I cried with her. She is amazing and deserves the best. I hope she can win a Grand Slam one day." These are actions and words that contrast with the icy atmosphere between Ukrainians and Russians since the beginning of the women's tournament...
15 games lost only in 5 matches (and 5h36 on the courts) to settle in the semifinals. Iga Swiatek, who beat Coco Gauff 6-4, 6-2 in a remake of the 2022 final, advances. Quickly. Very quickly. With only 15 games lost, the Pole is the player who has lost the fewest games at this stage of the competition since Conchita Martinez in 1995. At Roland-Garros, the Pole won 26 of the 28 matches she played (93% success). Iga Swiatek, more effective in stifling the resistance of his rivals than in addressing his towel to his supporters...
Alcaraz, the juggler
His performance, on a flying carpet, Tuesday night against Stefanos Tsitsipas marked the spirits. The qualification in hand, the images of his rider alone have widely circulated Wednesday on social networks. Its gestural ease and efficiency have been widely disseminated and commented. And a camera captured the images of the relaxation that inhabits him during his matches. Alcaraz, the juggler.
A vintage really to forget for French tennis...
In the leaden sky of French tennis, even the doubles and junior events did not bring the expected brightness. There were 10 of them on the starting line in the boys' category. The last of them, Antoine Ghibaudo, lost Tuesday in the 3rd round. There were six on the girls' starting line. The last survivor Astrid Lew Yan Foon did not do better than her male counterpart, dominated on Wednesday 6-4, 7-5 by the Peruvian Luccina Perez Alarcon. Sad and disturbing. This springboard for the pros has often smiled on French tennis in recent years. Luca Van Assche (2021) and Gabriel Debru (2022) won in the boys' category. Elsa Jacquemot (2020) in girls.
Thiago Seyboth Wild, from on-court exploits to court setbacks
On May 30, he defeated Daniil Medvedev in the 1st round Porte d'Auteuil. Change of scenery a week later... The Brazilian Thiago Seyboth Wild, out of the qualifiers in Paris, marked the beginning of the fortnight with his flamboyant game and his beautiful victory in five sets against Daniil Medvedev. The rest was less brilliant... Accused in 2021 of physical and psychological violence by his ex-girlfriend Thayane Lima, the Brazilian had responded curtly to a journalist: "I don't think it's a topic we should be talking about here. I don't think that's a question to ask anyone." Back in Rio de Janeiro as soon as his elimination in the 3rd round against Yoshihito Nishioka, the 172nd world appeared Wednesday in court on Monday to claim his innocence.
The empty stands of Court Philippe Chatrier
Ons Jabeur complained about the lack of spectators on Court Philippe Chatrier: "It was embarrassing to see the stadium empty. Many Tunisians wanted to buy tickets to come and see me play." Then, the showdown between Alexander Zverev and Tomas Martin Etcheverry was not complete either. The match was however hooked, the show up to the stakes and the Argentine, magnificent commitment for his first appearance in the quarterfinals of a major tournament, has long upset the German (No. 22) who, a year after his serious injury in the semifinals against Rafael Nadal, will find the last four in Paris. His cry, after his 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 success was that of rebirth (he has 21 wins-14 losses in 2023).