Tunisian Ons Jabeur entered the French Open last year with her career on the rise. Having won the Madrid Open, her first WTA 1000 title, she immediately followed it with victory in Rome. Jabeur began the second grand slam tournament of the year as second favorite but crashed out in the first round.
This year, the 28-year-old returned under completely different circumstances. She has spent much of this season injured, with setbacks continually halting her attempts to re-establish top form. Still, the seventh seed continues to advance through the draw. On Monday, Jabeur eased past Bernarda Pera 6-3, 6-1 to reach the quarter-finals here for the first time.
Tuesday’s quarter-finals at the French Open 2023 are set to provide an electrifying lineup, featuring some of tennis’ biggest names. The most anticipated match of the day could potentially be the clash between Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals.
World No.1 Carlos Alcaraz and 22-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic are determined to navigate their quarter-final matches smoothly. Alcaraz will face a tough challenge against Stefanos Tsitsipas under the evening lights, while Djokovic will battle Karen Khachanov in the final match of the day. Alcaraz has the upper hand as the clear favorite against Tsitsipas, having won all four of their previous encounters. The young Spanish star, eyeing his second Grand Slam title, has been in excellent form, dropping just one set on his path to the quarter-finals. On the other hand, Djokovic holds a dominant record against Khachanov, winning eight out of their nine meetings.
Another exciting match to watch will be between Aryna Sabalenka and Elina Svitolina. Sabalenka, who struggled on clay courts in the past, has overcome her challenges and won her first Grand Slam title at this year’s Australian Open. With newfound confidence, Sabalenka poses a significant threat to Iga Swiatek’s top-ranking position and aims to dethrone her in the tournament. Svitolina, competing in her first Grand Slam since becoming a mother, is enjoying immense support from the crowd. With reduced pressure and the pursuit of her first Grand Slam title, Svitolina will provide tough competition for Sabalenka.
For viewers in India, the Roland Garros action can be watched on Sony Ten, with the option to livestream the matches on SonyLIV.
Quarterfinals’ order of play 📌
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Here is the schedule for Day 10:
Court Philippe Chatrier Starting at 11:00 am local time (2:30 PM IST)
- Karolina Muchova vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
- Elina Svitolina vs (2) Aryna Sabalenka
- (3) Novak Djokovic vs (11) Karen Khachanov
- (1) Carlos Alcaraz vs (5) Stefanos Tsitsipas
Court Suzanne Lenglen Starting at 11 am local time (2:30 PM IST)
- Marie Bouzkova/Sara Sorribes Tormo vs (6) Nicole Melichar Martinez/Ellen Perez
- (4) Ivan Dodig/Austin Krajicek vs (11) Tim Putz/Kevin Krawietz
- (7) Marta Kostyuk/Marcelo Arevalo vs Bianca Andreescu/Michael Venus
Court Simonne Mathieu Starting at 11 am local time (2:30 PM IST)
- (1) Wesley Koolhof/Neal Skupski vs (10) Marcel Granollers/Horacio Zeballos
- Anna Bondar/Greet Minnen vs (2) Coco Gauff/Jessica Pegula
- (17) Aldila Sutjiadi/Matwe Middelkoop vs Hao-Ching Chan/Fabrice Martin