French Open day five: Madison Keys gets entangled, France’s wildcard wonder, a close shave for young fan

Madison Keys in a tangle

Britain’s Dan Evans was sent spinning out in the second round after a four-set defeat by Mikael Ymer while a new star was born after a French wildcard ranked 227 beat the world No 8 at the French Open.

Here is a review of day five at Roland Garros.

Picture of the day

Madison Keys in a tangle

Chair umpire Jaume Campistol helps Madison Keys untangle her necklace (Jean-Francois Badias/AP)

Match of the day

Third seed Paula Badosa had to dig deep to get past Kaja Juvan, the Spaniard eventually prevailing 7-5, 3-6, 6-2.

Shot of the day

France’s Hugo Gaston uses local knowledge to take a short cut.

Shock of the day

No contest. French wildcard Leolia Jeanjean, ranked 227 in the world and playing in her first Grand Slam at the age of 26 after giving up tennis for almost five years, stunned eighth seed Karolina Pliskova 6-2, 6-2. “Even I don’t have an explanation,” she said.

Stat of the day

Jeanjean is the lowest-ranked woman to win a match against a top-10 player at the French Open since Conchita Martinez beat Lori McNeil in 1988.

Quote of the day

“I thought I would have lost in the first round in two sets, and I found myself beating a top-10 player.” – Leoilia Jeanjean

A close shave

One young boy had a lucky escape when Irina-Camelia Begu inadvertently bounced her racket into the crowd, just missing him. Begu was also fortunate to somehow avoid a default.

Fallen seeds

Women: Karolina Pliskova (8), Danielle Collins (9), Simona Halep (19), Ekaterina Alexandrova (30)
Men: Nikoloz Basilashvili (22), Frances Tiafoe (24), Dan Evans (29).

Brit watch

Evans looked distinctly out of sorts as he slipped to a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 defeat to Sweden’s Ymer to miss out on a place in the third round for the first time.

Up next

British No 1 Cameron Norrie takes on Russian 21st seed Karen Khachanov as he bids to each the second week of a grand slam for the first time. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are also in action while there is a tasty night match between two rising stars, Carlos Alcaraz and Sebastian Korda.