Wednesday, September 28, 2022

French Open ahead: No. 1 Swietec seeks 30th consecutive win

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Paris — Look forward from Thursday

Top-ranked Inga Swietake tries to extend her winning streak to 30 matches when she plays against 43rd-ranked Alison Riske of the United States in the second round at Roland Garros. Sweetek has won the last five tournaments she has entered and was the 2020 champion in Paris. Riske’s best performance in a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in 2019. Other top women in action Thursday at the French Open include No. 3 seed Paola Badosa, who faces Caja Juvan, and two-time major finalist Karolina Pliskova, who plays France’s Léolia Jeanjean. Number 13 Jelena Ostapenko, the 2017 champion, will face Alize Cornet of France in a women’s first-of-the-night session match at Court Philippe Chattier at this year’s French Open. Defending US Open champion Daniil Medvedev, who is No. 2 in the men’s draw, will open the day’s program against Serbia’s Laslo Jere in Chatrier. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas, Novak Djokovic’s runner-up in Paris last year, will take on Czech Republic’s Zdenek Kolar.

cloudy. High 73 degrees Fahrenheit (23 Celsius).

Wednesday’s Key Results

Women’s second round: Karolina Muchova beat No. 4 Maria Sakkari 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4); Aliksandra Sasnovi beat No. 12 Emma Radukanu 3-6, 6-1, 6-1; No. 14 Belinda Bencic beat Bianca Andreescu 6-2, 6-4; No. 17 Leyla Fernandez beat Katerina Siniakova 6-3, 6-2; No. 18 Coco Gauff beat Alison van Uytvanck 6-1, 7-6 (4); Sloane Stephens beat No. 26 Sorana Cristia 3-6, 6-2, 6-0; No. 27 Amanda Anisimova beat Donna Vekic 6-4, 6-1; Daria Saville defeated No. 32 Petra Kvitova 6-4, 6-2.

Men’s second round: No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat Alex Molken 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (4); No. 3 Alexander Zverev beat Sebastian Baez 2-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 7-5; No. 5 Rafael Nadal beat Corentin Moutet 6-3, 6-1, 6-4; No. 6 Carlos Alcaraz beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-7 (7), 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-4; Bernabé Zapata Miralles beat No. 13 Taylor Fritz 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3; No. 23 John Isner beat Gregoire Barrere 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (5); No. 27 Sebastian Korda defeated Richard Gasquet 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-3.

300 – Match win at Grand Slam tournaments for Rafael Nadal, behind only Roger Federer’s 369 and Novak Djokovic’s 325 on the men’s career list.

“Before, I would let the loss affect me more than I am now. Now I look at everything as a lesson, and I know exactly where I went wrong, where I can improve, where other people are better than me.” – Defending US Open champion Emma Radukanu French After being knocked out on debut in the second round of the Open.

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