World primary Iga Swiatek faces rising Chinese language star Zheng Qinwen for a spot within the French Open quarter-finals on Monday, whereas Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas proceed their campaigns within the males’s draw.
Swiatek, the Roland Garros champion in 2020, is on a 31-match profitable streak and bidding to achieve the final eight for a 3rd straight yr.
“From my perspective, I do not actually thoughts the streak,” she mentioned after her third-round win over Danka Kovinic.
“I am simply enjoying my tennis. I achieve a lot factors this season already that I strive to take a look at it from that perspective that I really don’t have anything to lose right here.”
Swiatek, who has received WTA 1,000 titles this season at Indian Wells, Miami and Rome, has not even dropped a set in her final 9 matches.
However she could face a harder take a look at towards Zheng who has knocked out former champion Simona Halep and residential favorite Alize Cornet throughout her run to the fourth spherical.
The 19-year-old has received 5 second-tier ITF titles for the reason that begin of final yr and has shortly climbed to 74th within the WTA rankings.
“I am not likely acquainted (with Zheng), actually,” mentioned Swiatek of her upcoming opponent. “As a result of I did not watch lots of tennis in the course of the previous couple of months, however I’ve heard another gamers speaking about her.”
Zheng was the one Chinese language participant to get previous the primary spherical and is bringing some pleasure to tennis followers again house, who’ve had little on court docket to cheer following the Covid pandemic and the Peng Shuai scandal.
“I’ve been ready for this match, as a result of I actually need to play towards her. So I am excited for this match,” mentioned Zheng after Cornet retired from their third-round assembly whereas trailing 6-0, 3-0.
“I do know what I can do and I’ve to be affected person and to attend for the second to come back.”
Tsitsipas faces Danish teen
Tsitsipas, final yr’s runner-up, takes on Holger Rune who has turn out to be the primary Danish man to achieve the final 16 of a Grand Slam occasion since Kenneth Carlsen on the 1993 Australian Open.
Greek star Tsitsipas struggled previous Lorenzo Musetti in 5 units in his opening spherical earlier than needing over 4 hours to beat Czech world quantity 134 Zdenek Kolar in 4 units.
However he was again to his greatest in spherical three with a straight-sets demolition of Mikael Ymer.
Tsitsipas continues to be trying to find a maiden main title, having blown a two-set result in lose to Novak Djokovic within the 2021 last in Paris.
The 19-year-old Rune solely made his Grand Slam debut eventually yr’s US Open, taking a set off Djokovic.
Monday’s evening match on Court docket Philippe Chatrier sees world quantity two Daniil Medvedev play former US Open champion Marin Cilic.
His fellow Russians Veronika Kudermetova, Daria Kasatkina and Andrey Rublev are all additionally in motion as they appear to make a mark earlier than lacking out on Wimbledon after being banned over their nation’s invasion of Ukraine.
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