French Open day eight: Iga Swiatek records the fastest win of her career

The first eight French Open quarter-finalists are locked in with eight more to be decided on Monday.

Iga Swiatek raced through with a rare double-bagel and will face Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova, while Coco Gauff secured a meeting with Ons Jabeur.

On the men’s side, Carlos Alcaraz booked a showdown with Stefanos Tsitsipas and Jannik Sinner will take on Grigor Dimitrov.

Here, the PA news agency looks back at day eight at Roland Garros.

Picture of the day

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Stefanos Tsitsipas during his win over Matteo Arnaldi (Jean-Francois Badias/AP)

Match of the day

Corentin Moutet had Jannik in a panic when he raced into a 5-0 lead on his way to taking the first set. But Sinner was a winner in four to dash the hopes of the French crowd.

Stat of the day

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Iga Swiatek was in a hurry (Thibault Camus/AP)

Iga Swiatek’s 6-0 6-0 win over Anastasia Potapova in 40 minutes was the fastest victory of her career, six minutes quicker than her double-bagel against Karolina Pliskova in the 2021 Rome final.

Quote of the day

Brit watch

Joe Salisbury had a busy day. First of all, he played in the men’s doubles with American partner Rajeev Ram and won 6-4 6-4 against Gonzalo Escobar and Aleksandr Nedovyesov. Then he linked up with fellow Brit Heather Watson in the mixed doubles and they beat French pair Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Fiona Ferro 6-4 6-2.

Fallen seeds

Hubert Hurkacz (8), Felix Auger-Aliassime (21).

Who’s up next?

Novak Djokovic is spared another night session following his post-3am finish on Sunday. He faces Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo at 4pm local time. Alexander Zverev’s clash with Holger Rune is instead the main event.