French Open day seven: Swiatek marches on but Jeanjean’s dream ends
Unstoppable top seed Iga Swiatek marched into the last 16 at the French Open with her 31st straight win.
But the fairytale run of Leolia Jeanjean, the French wildcard ranked 227 in the world, was ended by Irina-Camelia Begu while third seed Paula Badosa and seventh seed Aryna Sabalenka crashed out.
Swiatek is therefore the only top-10 player left in the women’s draw.
Here, we look back at day seven at the French Open.
Picture of the day
Match of the day
Seventh seed Andrey Rublev had to win a marathon fourth-set tie-break 13-11 to see off Chile’s Christian Garin out on Court 14.
Shocks of the day
Badosa, of Spain, retired injured at 6-3 2-1 down against Russia’s Veronika Kudermetova, and Belarusian Sabalenka imploded against Italian Camila Giorgi, taking the first set before losing 4-6 6-1 6-0. Top seed Swiatek is now the only player in the top 10 still in the women’s draw.
With Britain’s involvement in the singles now over, attention turns to the doubles where top seeds Joe Salisbury and American partner Rajeev Ram advanced to the last eight with a 7-5 6-4 win over Maxime Cressy and Feliciano Lopez.
Women: Paula Badosa (3), Aryna Sabalenka (7), Elena Rybakina (16), Tamara Zidansek (24).
Men: Miomir Kecmanovic (28), Lorenzo Sonego (32).
Rafael Nadal faces the intriguing prospect of a match against ninth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime, who is coached by his uncle Toni Nadal. At around the same time Novak Djokovic takes on Diego Schwartzman. Teenagers Coco Gauff and Leylah Fernandez are also in action as they bid for places in the quarter-final.
WATCH: Agonising default in Shanghai as ball smashes into umpire at high speed
Polmans his out-of-control swipe had desperate consequences as he smashed the ball at the chair umpire and was given an instant default.
Australian Open chiefs announce huge schedule change for first Grand Slam of 2024
The new Sunday start will see an increase in the number of sessions across the three arenas from 47 to 52.
Will Novak Djokovic play until 2028 if his Olympic dream is shattered in Paris?
Will Novak Djokovic play at the 2028 Olympics?
Why did Ryder Cup hero Rory McIlroy break up with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki?
Rory McIlroy broke up with Caroline Wozniacki just as they started making wedding plans in 2014.
Coco Gauff gets fired up to prove her haters wrong again
Coco Gauff thrives on proving the haters wrong.
Iga Swiatek backs WTA in contentious performance bye rule change
Iga Swiatek feels that the performance byes are a good thing.
Jannik Sinner not at 100 per cent while Carlos Alcaraz has ‘extra confidence’ ahead of Beijing showdown
Carlos Alcaraz has ‘extra confidence’ as he prepares to face Jannik Sinner.
Carlos Alcaraz’s comments reveal killer mindset as he beats Casper Ruud in China
Carlos Alcaraz suggested he sent a big psychological message to Casper Ruud early in their match in China.
Former Wimbledon champion on why Carlos Alcaraz is no match for Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz are battling to claim the year-end No 1 ranking on the ATP Tour.
Novak Djokovic finds one word to sum up his Ryder Cup experience
Novak Djokovic was a big presence at the event as he took part in the pre-tournament All-Star match at the Ryder Cup.