Stunning Upsets and Fierce Battles: French Open Day 5 Highlights

Day 5 of the French Open featured remarkable upsets and intense matches. Russian teenager Mirra Andreeva defeated Victoria Azarenka, while Bianca Andreescu triumphed over Anna Kalinskaya. Notable wins included Casper Ruud's five-set victory and Novak Djokovic's dominant performance. Fans witnessed gripping tennis action on Thursday.

Reuters | Paris | Updated: 31-05-2024 04:40 IST | Created: 31-05-2024 04:40 IST
Stunning Upsets and Fierce Battles: French Open Day 5 Highlights
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Highlights of the fifth day at the French Open on Thursday (times GMT): 2300 ANDREEVA KNOCKS OUT AZARENKA

Russian teenager Mirra Andreeva upset two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka, the 19th seed, 6-3 3-6 7-5 in a two-and-a-half hour second-round clash. 2152 ANDREESCU TOPS KALINSKAYA

The 2019 U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu rallied from a set down against Russian 23rd seed Anna Kalinskaya to win 1-6 7-5 6-3 in only her second match this year. The Canadian will next face 12th seed Jasmine Paoli of Italy in the third round.

2121 RUUD SURVIVES IN FIVE SETS Norwegian two-time finalist Casper Ruud, the seventh seed, prevailed over Spain's Alejandro Davidovich Fokina with a hard-fought 7-6(5) 1-6 6-3 4-6 6-3 victory in the second round.

2100 RUNE OVERCOMES COBOLLI Danish 13th seed Holger Rune beat Italy's Flavio Cobolli 6-4 6-3 3-6 3-6 7-6(7) in a match that lasted three hours and 50 minutes.

2055 STEARNS KNOCKS OUT KASATKINA American Peyton Stearns defeated Russian 10th seed Daria Kasatkina 7-5 6-2 in the second round.

2045 FRITZ BEATS LAJOVIC American 12th seed Taylor Fritz beat Serbia's Dusan Lajovic 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4 to reach the third round.

2040 MUSETTI SEES OFF MONFILS Italian 30th seed Lorenzo Musetti eliminated Frenchman Gael Monfils 7-5 6-1 6-4 and will face top seed Novak Djokovic in the third round.

2030 ZHENG MARCHES ON Seventh seed Zheng Qinwen beat Germany's Tamara Korpatsch 6-2 6-2 to advance to the third round.

1919 DE MINAUR EASES PAST MUNAR Australian 11th seed Alex de Minaur reached the third round with a 7-5 6-1 6-4 win over Jaume Munar of Spain following another rain interruption.

1719 OFNER EDGES BAEZ IN FOUR-HOUR BATTLE Austria's Sebastian Ofner fought back from two sets down to beat Argentine 20th seed Sebastian Baez 3-6 3-6 6-4 7-5 7-6(5) in a thrilling second-round battle lasting four hours 13 minutes.

1622 KEYS BEATS SHERIF Former semi-finalist and 14th seed American Madison Keys beat Egyptian Mayar Sherif 6-0 7-6(7) in the second round.

1553 DJOKOVIC BEATS CARBALLES BAENA Top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic continued his bid for a fourth French Open title with a dominant 6-4 6-1 6-2 win over Roberto Carballes Baena in the second round, marking his 19th consecutive third-round qualification in the tournament.

1552 VONDROUSOVA BEATS VOLYNETS Wimbledon champion and fifth seed Marketa Vondrousova beat Katie Volynets 0-6 6-1 6-4 to reach the third round, where the Czech will face French wildcard Chloe Paquet who beat 32nd seed Katerina Siniakova in the second round.

1536 HURKACZ DEFEATS NAKASHIMA Polish eighth seed Hubert Hurkacz bounced back from a shaky start to beat American Brandon Nakashima 6-7(2) 6-1 6-3 7-6(5) in the second round. The match, originally scheduled for Wednesday, had multiple rain interruptions.

1433 ZVEREV SEES OFF GOFFIN German fourth seed Alexander Zverev, a semi-finalist in the last three years, beat David Goffin 7-6(4) 6-2 6-2 to reach the third round, where he will face Dutch 26th seed Tallon Griekspoor.

1326 SVITOLINA BEATS PARRY Ukrainian 15th seed Elina Svitolina beat Frenchwoman Diane Parry 6-4 7-6(3) in the second round as rain suspended play on the outer courts and Court Simonne-Mathieu for the second time.

1147 RYBAKINA REACHES THIRD ROUND Kazakhstan's fourth seed and former Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina beat Dutchwoman Arantxa Rus 6-3 6-4 to reach the third round.

1138 DIMITROV DEFEATS MAROZSAN Bulgarian 10th seed Grigor Dimitrov crushed Fabian Marozsan 6-0 6-3 6-4 to reach the third round as matches on outer courts and Court Simonne-Mathieu resumed after rain had stopped play.

1111 SABALEKA BREEZES PAST UCHIJIMA Twice Australian Open champion and second seed Aryna Sabalenka sailed into the third round with a 6-2 6-2 win over Moyuka Uchijima.

1017 RAIN INTERRUPTS PLAY Matches on the outer courts and Court Simonne-Mathieu have been suspended due to rain. Play will continue on Court Philippe-Chatrier and Court Suzanne-Lenglen under closed roofs.

1008 MEDVEDEV PROGRESSES AS KECMANOVIC RETIRES Fifth seed Daniil Medvedev reached the third round after opponent Miomir Kecmanovic retired due to injury. Russian Medvedev was leading 6-1 5-0.

0907 PLAY UNDER WAY Play began under cloudy skies at Roland Garros, with the temperature hovering around 15 degrees Celsius.

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