Rybakina Shines at Rainy Roland Garros on Seventh Day of French Open

The seventh day of the French Open featured Elena Rybakina advancing to the fourth round with a 6-4 6-2 victory against Elise Mertens. Matches were interrupted by rain, affecting play in various courts. Key highlights included wins for Iga Swiatek, Carlos Alcaraz, and Coco Gauff, while Andrey Rublev was ousted.

Reuters | Updated: 01-06-2024 16:55 IST | Created: 01-06-2024 16:55 IST
Rybakina Shines at Rainy Roland Garros on Seventh Day of French Open
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Highlights of the seventh day at the French Open on Saturday (times GMT): 1116 RYBAKINA INTO FOURTH ROUND

Fourth seed Elena Rybakina reached the fourth round with a 6-4 6-2 win over Belgian 25th seed Elise Mertens on Court Philippe Chatrier, despite losing serve twice in the opening set. It is the first time the Kazakh has reached the fourth round since 2021.

1100 RAIN INTERRUPTS PLAY Matches on Court Simonne-Mathieu and the outer courts was suspended due to rain.

The third-round match between seventh seed Zheng Qinwen and Russia's Elina Avanesyan on Court Simonne-Mathieu was interrupted in the final set. 0908 PLAY UNDERWAY

Play began under cloudy skies at Roland Garros, with the temperature hovering around 14 degrees Celsius. Fourth seed Elena Rybakina takes on Elise Mertens in the first match on Court Philippe Chatrier, with world number two Aryna Sabalenka taking on Paula Badosa later.

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