Muguruza cruises through third round, Goffin retires at Roland Garros
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 05, 2017,
Jun 05, 2017, 1:28
Big-hitting Milos Raonic beat Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil to advance to the third round of the French Open. How right those folks were.
With the boisterous crowd willing her every step of the way, Mladenovic was the more opportunistic player in the final set. "I understand. I just think that they were a little bit - sometimes should be a little bit more respectful", Muguruza said, noting that the chair umpire repeatedly had a hard time quieting the premises.
Mladenovic has been one of the form players of the year and arrived in Paris high on the list of favourites to lift the trophy, despite only having reached the quarter-finals of a grand slam once.
Mladenovic has been struggling with a bad back since the eve of the tournament and served 16 double faults.But ultimately the rest of her game made up for it, although there must be a concern that she has expended too much emotional energy to go all the way.
Speaking about her final in Stuttgart, she explained: "I thought the crowd was extremely tough there and I did not make any comment because it's sport". She also was the runner-up to the American at Wimbledon in 2015.
The Frenchman won his first clay-court title in Lyon last week but slid to a four-set defeat to Roland Garros debutant Renzo Olivo in a tie held over from Tuesday.
"I don't think that they crossed the line", Mladenovic said.
"I just miss my dad, you know?"
Muguruza was joined by Venus Williams, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Sam Stosur in exiting the tournament, meaning the women's event will have a new grand slam champion. She was down 5-3 in the final set before breaking Rogers twice, and secured the victory on her first match point with a forehand victor on Court Suzanne-Lenglen.
Williams has had her issues at Roland Garros over the years, and she has never won this tournament even though she has been competing in it since 1997.
The two-time Wimbledon champion, who was seeded 15th, lost to American qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5) at the French Open.
Petra Kvitova lost in the second round of Roland Garros but left Paris with two more matches under her belt than many expected, as well as one of the moments of the tournament already.
Wozniacki, who made her only other quarterfinal appearance at Roland Garros in 2010, will meet Latvian teenager Jelena Ostapenko next.
Nadal, seeking a record 10th championship at the clay-court major, overwhelmed Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 and has dropped only 20 games so far.
Here, we round-up all the action from the sixth day of the second Grand Slam of the season.