French Open Quarterfinal Review

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(I’ll be skipping my 4th round review but will provide details about it when it’s relevant due to play of the 4th round and Quarterfinals overlapping because of rain delays)

So. Much. Rain. It won’t stop. Luckily today was finally a dry day so quarterfinal matches could finish up after some were completed yesterday with the rest of the fourth round matches. This means that half of the draw on the women’s side would have had to win 4 matches in 4 days, and 4 in 5 for men. This is just poor planning for the tournament orgaizers and both finals should be played on Monday.

Venus Fails And Serena Prevails

The elder Williams fell in the fourth while her younger sis is now in the semis. Venus had lost in the first round last year but made it the farthest she’s been in six years. Serena won last year.

Murray And Djokovic Slip Up

Djokovic lost the first set in his 4th round match and went on to look like he may lose the match in the muddy feeling conditions. Murray himself played a poor first two sets and lost the first one but beginning with the third wnent on a steamroll over frenchman Richard Gasquet.

Kiki The Killer

Dutch player Kiki Bertens was ranked 58th before the tournament and therefore didn’t get a seeding but has now beaten four seeds, most significantly Australian Open champ Angelique Kerber and last year’s semifinalist Timea Bacsinszky, on her way to a semifinal match with Serena Williams

Stosur Stomps On

21st seed and former finalist Sam Stosur is back in the semis playing Garbine Muguruza, who almost appeared to lose her first set to American Shelby Rogers.

Wawrinka Wins In Three

Swiss player Stan Wawrinka has extended his tournament winning streak to 12 matches at the French after beating the tournament’s last remaining male spaniard. Albert Ramos Vinolas.

With all quarter finals done, we move on to the semis tomorrow  for all the singles players.

-The Irishman

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