French Open day 11: Iga Swiatek proves unstoppable and Alexander Zverev matches his 2022 effort

Iga Swiatek looks on

Iga Swiatek won her French Open rematch with Coco Gauff to reach another semi-final at Roland Garros.

The defending champion extended her winning record against the American to 7-0 with a 6-4 6-2 victory and will next face Beatriz Haddad Maia, who battled past Ons Jabeur in three sets to become Brazil’s first women’s singles semi-finalist of the open era.

Alexander Zverev made it back to the last four 12 months after suffering a serious ankle injury against Rafael Nadal while Casper Ruud defeated Holger Rune in a repeat of last year’s quarter-final.

Picture of the day

Alexander Zverev roars after beating Tomas Etcheverry (Christophe Ena/AP)
Quote of the day

“I don’t really know if that was her only option or not, but I know Coco is a nice person, and she wouldn’t mean it. Nothing personal. It happens,” Iga Swiatek said after being hit by a fierce drive.

Face in the crowd

Football fail

Jabeur kicked away a return from Haddad Maia at a key moment in the deciding set only to realise her serve had been called in.

Redemption for Kato

Three days after being defaulted from the women’s doubles, Japan’s Miyu Kato reached the final of the mixed doubles with German partner Tim Puetz.

French Open results day 11

French Open results on Wednesday, the 11th day of the 2023 championships at Roland Garros (x denotes seeded player; players representing Russia and Belarus are banned from competing under the name or flag of their countries):



Casper Ruud (NOR x4) bt Holger Rune (DEN x6) 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Alexander Zverev (GER x22) bt Tomas Martin Etcheverry (ARG) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4



Iga Swiatek (POL x1) bt Coco Gauff (USA x6) 6-4, 6-2

Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA x14) bt Ons Jabeur (TUN x7) 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-1

French Open semi-final lineups

French Open men’s semi-final line-up (x denotes seeded player):

Carlos Alcaraz (ESP x1) v Novak Djokovic (SRB x3)

Casper Ruud (NOR x4) v Alexander Zverev (GER x22)

French Open women’s semi-final line-up (x denotes seeded player; players representing Russia and Belarus are banned from competing under the name or flag of their countries):

Iga Swiatek (POL x1) v Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA x14)

Karolina Muchova (CZE) v Aryna Sabalenka (x2)

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Fallen seeds

Men: Holger Rune (6)
Women: Coco Gauff (6), Ons Jabeur (7)

Who’s up next?

The women’s semi-finals take centre stage on Thursday, with Swiatek and Aryna Sabalenka favourites to set up a title decider.

Sabalenka meets unseeded Czech Karolina Muchova in the first match before Swiatek plays Haddad Maia.

Britain’s Henry Searle will look to reach the semi-finals of the boys’ singles while Alfie Hewett plays Gustavo Fernandez for a place in the wheelchair singles final.