Stefanos Tsitsipas, ranked No. 5 in the world, cruised into the quarterfinals of the men’s singles at the 2023 French Open. He defeated Austria’s Sebastian Ofner in straight sets on Court Suzanne Lenglen, wrapping up the match in just an hour and 48 minutes with a score of 7-5, 6-3, 6-0. Tsitsipas will now face the current World No. 1, Carlos Alcaraz, in the quarterfinals.
Meanwhile, Carlos Alcaraz put on a dominant performance against Lorenzo Musetti on Court Philippe Chatrier. The 20-year-old won the match convincingly in straight sets, with a score of 6-3, 6-2, 6-2, in a total playing time of two hours and eight minutes. Alcaraz is also striving to maintain his position as the top-ranked player in the ATP rankings.
In the women’s singles, Aryna Sabalenka faced a tough challenge from Sloane Stephens but managed to emerge victorious with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 win on Philippe Chatrier. Despite holding a 5-0 lead in the first set, Sabalenka allowed Stephens to force a tie-breaker. However, the Belarusian player held her composure and eventually triumphed.
Elina Svitolina, competing in her first Grand Slam tournament since becoming a mother, comfortably defeated the 9th seed Daria Kasatkina with a score of 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) on Court Suzanne Lenglen.
In earlier matches, Novak Djokovic, ranked No. 3 in the world, displayed his dominance by defeating Juan Pablo Varillas 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in under two hours. Djokovic secured his place in the quarterfinals, marking his 17th appearance in the Roland Garros quarterfinals out of 19 total participations. Djokovic is also striving to reclaim the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings.
Djokovic’s next opponent will be Russia’s Karen Khachanov, who fought back after losing the first set against Lorenzo Sonego to win the match with a score of 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (9-7), 6-1.
In the women’s singles, Karolina Muchova continued her impressive form by defeating Elina Araratovna Avanesyan of Russia with a score of 6-4, 6-3. Muchova will now face Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the quarterfinals.
Pavlyuchenkova, aged 31, caused an upset by defeating the 28th seed Elise Mertens with a score of 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, securing her spot in the quarterfinals of the tournament.
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