French Open day four: Rafael Nadal’s brilliant streak as No 2, Sara Errani unimpressed by Kiki Bertens’ ‘joke’
We look back at day four at the French Open as Serena Williams was forced to pull out ahead of her second-round match against Tsvetana Pironkova.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion came into the tournament nursing an Achilles injury she picked up during her semi-final defeat at the US Open earlier this month.
Meanwhile, 12-time champion Rafael Nadal laid down a marker with a thumping 6-1, 6-0, 6-3 win over Mackenzie McDonald.
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Stat(s) of the day
95th RG victory
44-0 as No. 2 seed
25th consecutive win in Paris
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Smash of the day
That poor racket 💥😳@PutintsevaYulia certainly wasn’t happy here… 😡
— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) September 30, 2020
Yulia Putintseva’s win over Nadia Podoroska wasn’t all plain sailing.
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Match of the day
Sixth seed Alexander Zverev is no stranger to a five-set marathon and he came through another to squeeze past Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
The German, runner up to Dominic Thiem at the US Open earlier this month, won 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-4.
Women: Serena Williams (6)
Men: John Isner (21), Benoit Paire (23)
Novak Djokovic and Stephanos Tsitsipas headline on Chatrier while former champion Garbine Muguruza faces Kristyna Pliskova on Suzanne Lenglen.
WATCH: Nick Kyrgios leaves child in tears after accidentally smashing ball into him, but he makes up for it
Another day, another incident involving Nick Kyrgios.
Madison Keys news: ‘I’m going to cry,’ says emotional American after reaching Melbourne semis again
“I’m really proud of myself,” says Madison Keys
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Stefanos Tsitsipas news: World No 4’s dad needs to stop on-court coaching urges Mats Wilander
The father and son duo have been getting into hot water as a result.
Novak Djokovic news: Australian politician brands world No 1 as arrogant
Yet more fallout from the Djokovic saga.
Aryna Sabalenka news: World No 2 surrenders to Kaia Kanepi to crash out of Aus Open
Kanepi has caused one of the biggest upsets of the tournament so far.
Iga Swiatek news: Former French Open champion in tears as she reaches quarter final in Melbourne
The emotion became too overwhelming for the 20-year-old.
Stefanos Tsitsipas news: Greek ‘very proud’ after booking Australian Open quarter-final spot with ‘epic’ win
Stefanos Tsitsipas reaches quarter-finals in style at Melbourne Park.
Daniil Medvedev news: ‘I was annoyed with the day,’ says Russian about ‘boring’ comment
Medvedev shouted: ‘This is so boring’ after losing the third set.
Novak Djokovic news: Craig Tiley responds to reports that world No 1 will sue Tennis Australia
Craig Tiley answers some questions about Novak Djokovic.