French Open LIVE: Tennis scores, updates and results as Casper Ruud beats Holger Rune

French Open LIVE: Tennis scores, updates and results as Casper Ruud beats Holger Rune

Iga Swiatek was a straight-sets winner against Coco Gauff in the French Open quarter-finals today, with Alexander Zverev and Casper Ruud in men’s quarter-final action later on.

Swiatek vs Gauff marked a rematch of last year’s women’s final, which the Pole won handily to claim her second title at Roland Garros. World No 1 Swiatek, also a champion here in 2020, repeated that result this afternoon, beating 19-year-old Gauff 6-4, 6-2.

Swiatek, 22, will play Beatriz Haddad Maia in the semi-finals, after the Brazilian came from behind to beat Ons Jabeur in three sets this morning. With her win, Haddad Maia became the first woman from her country to reach the French Open semi-finals in the open era.

Later in the day, last year’s men’s finalist Casper Ruud plays sixth seed Holger Rune, and Alexander Zverev faces the unseeded Tomas Martin Etcheverry in their quarter-finals. The winners of those ties will face each other in the semi-finals. On the other side of the draw is a mouth-watering clash between Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz.

Follow live scores and updates from the French Open quarter-finals below.

French Open 2023 quarter-finals live

  • Beatriz Haddad Maia comes from behind to beat Ons Jabeur in three sets

  • Brazilian plays world No 1 and reigning champion Iga Swiatek in semi-finals

  • Swiatek beats Coco Gauff in straight sets, just as she did in last year’s final

  • Alexander Zverev battles past Tomas Martin Etcheverry in four set to reach his third straight French Open semi-final

  • Casper Ruud beats Holger Rune to make the semi-finals

Casper Ruud beats Holger Rune

22:25 , Luke Baker

Casper Ruud saw off Holger Rune in their all-Scandinavian clash to reach the French Open semi-finals

RESULT! Holger Rune 1-6, 2-6, 6-3, 3-6 Casper Ruud

22:18 , Luke Baker

GAME, SET AND MATCH, CASPER RUUD. He recovered from that third-set blip and hit back in style to seal it.

He broke in the fourth game of the set to move 3-1 ahead and doggedly held on from there. He let a couple of match points slip on Rune’s serve at 5-2 bit then held his nerve to serve it out for a 6-3 triumph.

Alex Zverev awaits in the semi-final now and that’s very winnable.

Holger Rune 1-6, 2-6, 6-3 Casper Ruud

21:27 , Luke Baker

Here’s how Rune got his first break of serve in that third set

Holger Rune 1-6, 2-6, 6-3 Casper Ruud

21:26 , Luke Baker

Here’s how Casper Ruud won the second set but the third set went Holger Rune’s way as he triumphs 6-3. He’s back in this match

Holger Rune 1-6, 2-6 Casper Ruud

20:39 , Luke Baker

The second set is a similar demolition job and Casper Ruud has one foot in the semi-finals. Holger Rune just can’t impose himself on this contest.

The opening game of the set sees Ruud break serve and the double break comes in the fifth game. Rune wins just his third game of the match with a second hold of serve in the seventh game but Ruud needs just one attempt to serve things out, although the game does go to deuce, and a fist pump shows what it means

Holger Rune 1-6 Casper Ruud

19:59 , Luke Baker

It’s an unbelievable opening set from Casper Ruud as he simply blows Holger Rune away. The Norwegian races into a 3-0 lead and although Rune then finally gets on the board, a second break shortly follows.

He serves for the set at 5-1 and there’s no issue for the fourth seed as he cruises to take that game to 15 and, in 28 minutes, he’s a set to the good. What a start!

Holger Rune vs Casper Ruud

19:34 , Luke Baker

Rune and Ruud are underway on Chatrier - a semi-final against Alex Zverev awaits the winner. We’ll keep you updated on how they go

Holger Rune vs Casper Ruud

19:22 , Luke Baker

Holger Rune vs Casper Ruud is the final game of the day, as we’ll learn the final men’s singles semi-finalist at Roland Garros. There was a bit of needle in their French Open clash last year. More of the same?

Alex Zverev beats Tomas Martin Etcheverry

18:29 , Luke Baker

Here’s how Alex Zverev sealed the deal and reached a third straight semi-final at Roland Garros. A big victory for the German with Casper Ruud or Holger Rune awaiting in the last-four

RESULT! Alexander Zverev 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4 Tomas Martin Etcheverry

18:25 , Luke Baker

Etcheverry plays a brilliant point at 15-0 to level the game up, with great movement and groundstrokes. A big Zverev serve gives him the next point but again, Etcheverry delivers as a stunning passing shot makes it 30-30.

He’s soon frustrated as he misses with a forehand and it’s 40-30 - a first match point for Zverev. It’s there! A roar of delight and GAME, SET AND MATCH to Alex Zverev.

The players embrace at the net and exchange warm words. What an effort by Etcheverry.

Alexander Zverev* 6-4 3-6 6-3 5-4 Tomas Martin Etcheverry

18:22 , Luke Baker

Etcheverry does what he needs to and Zverev will have to serve this out.

*denotes next to serve

Alexander Zverev 6-4 3-6 6-3 5-3 Tomas Martin Etcheverry*

18:18 , Luke Baker

Great response by Etcheverry, he digs deep, constructs some lovely points and gives himself two break-back points at 15-40.

The first is saved comfortably by Zverev and then a big first serve sets him up to save the second as well! Big serve, powerful backhand, opponent goes long - it’s a good recipe.

A long rally on deuce but a fist pump by Zverev as he wears his opponent down and forces the mistake. That’s 30 of 52 rallies of more than nine shots that Zverev has won.

The German then tries the serve-volley off the second serve like he’s playing at Wimbledon in the early 2000s! It doesn’t work as we go back to deuce. But he comes up with the goods and is now just a game away from victory

*denotes next to serve

Alexander Zverev* 6-4 3-6 6-3 4-3 Tomas Martin Etcheverry

18:07 , Luke Baker

A sniff of an opportunity here for Zverev as Etcheverry misses to bring up 15-30. He gets a look at a second serve on the next point as well and plays a lovely defensive rally, covering plenty of ground, and extracting the error as the Argentine nets. Two break points!

And Etcheverry is broken! A deep groundstroke from Zverev and his opponent goes wide with the forehand to hand the advantage to the favourite. Just two games away from victory now

*denotes next to serve

Alexander Zverev 6-4 3-6 6-3 3-3 Tomas Martin Etcheverry*

18:05 , Luke Baker

Much smoother from Zverev this time round. A hold to 30 as he staves off some early pressure in the game. The business end of this set is starting to approach

*denotes next to serve

Alexander Zverev* 6-4 3-6 6-3 2-3 Tomas Martin Etcheverry

18:00 , Luke Baker

At the moment, Etcheverry is looking the stronger in this fourth set. Whereas Zverev is battling to hold serve, the Argentine’s progress is rather more serene.

He loses a point but two clean winners and a booming serve ensure a relatively straightforward hold to 15 in a couple of minutes.

*denotes next to serve

Alexander Zverev 6-4 3-6 6-3 2-2 Tomas Martin Etcheverry*

17:58 , Luke Baker

Wow, a marathon game as Etcheverry pushes Zverev all the way. It takes around 10 minutes as Etcheverry gets two break points but the favourite saves them both.

He squandered a number of game points himself but eventually falls over the line for a potentially decisive hold.

*denotes next to serve

Alexander Zverev* 6-4 3-6 6-3 1-2 Tomas Martin Etcheverry

17:42 , Luke Baker

We’re still at the feeling-out stage early in this fourth set. Zverev and Etcheverry exchange holds of serve to 30 as the Argentine moves 2-1 ahead.

Who will be the first to crack?

*denotes next to serve

Alexander Zverev* 6-4 3-6 6-3 0-1 Tomas Martin Etcheverry

17:37 , Luke Baker

That’s a good, nerve-settling opening game for Etcheverry as he holds his serve to get on the board in this fourth set. Can he now put pressure on the favourite?

*denotes next to serve

Alexander Zverev wins the third set

17:29 , Luke Baker

Here’s how Zverev clinched the third set to move within one of the semis

SET! Alexander Zverev 6-4 3-6 6-3 Tomas Martin Etcheverry*

17:25 , Luke Baker

Zverev being made to work hard here as Etcheverry gets it to 30-15 but a booming ace down the ‘t’ brings up two more set points. And this time he makes no mistake, finishing the point with an overhead smash and that’s SET TO ZVEREV.

He’s just one away from a third consecutive semi-final at Roland Garros.

*denotes next to serve

Alexander Zverev* 6-4 3-6 5-3 Tomas Martin Etcheverry

17:22 , Luke Baker

Zverev has really stepped it since getting that break back and he immediately races to 0-40 to bring up three set points.

Etcheverry saves the first with a lovely cross-court forehand winner and manages to stave off the second and the third. Good battling from the Argentine. He also snatches the next two points and will make Zverev serve it out

*denotes next to serve

Alexander Zverev 6-4 3-6 5-2 Tomas Martin Etcheverry*

17:18 , Luke Baker

Nicely done by Zverev, who moves within a game of this third set. Etcheverry has a sniff at 40-30 but makes an unforced error to hand the game to his opponent. He’ll be serving to stay in it now.

*denotes next to serve

Alexander Zverev* 6-4 3-6 4-2 Tomas Martin Etcheverry

17:13 , Alex Pattle

Etcheverry with a series of slick forehands, but he eventually misfires, finding the net. 0-15.

Now the Argentine produces a stunning drop shot, however, for 15-15!

Zverev wins out after some heavy hitting from both players, edging ahead at 15-30.

Now Zverev brings up two break points, sending a punishing forehand into the corner then dropping a volley short at the net. 15-40.

A brilliant, hooked backhand across court sees Etcheverry save one break point... but he then places a groundstroke long! His serve is broken again!

Alexander Zverev 6-4 3-6 3-2 Tomas Martin Etcheverry*

17:07 , Alex Pattle

A long rally ends with Zverev batting a backhand into the net. 0-15.

Zverev working well behind his serve now, though, and he moves back in front. 30-15.

Etcheverry responds well, stepping in on a backhand and driving it home for a winner in the corner! 30-30.

Zverev earns game point with a one-two punch now, forcing Etcheverry deep and finishing the point at the net. 40-30.

And there’s the hold, as Etcheverry hooks a forehand wide!

Alexander Zverev* 6-4 3-6 2-2 Tomas Martin Etcheverry

17:04 , Alex Pattle

Zverev wins a back-and-forth game! A crucial break for the German!

Alexander Zverev 6-4 3-6 1-2 Tomas Martin Etcheverry*

16:57 , Alex Pattle

Better play from Zverev now, and he crouches to pull off a neat forehand volley, which drops far too short for a stranded Etcheverry. 30-0.

A typically powerful serve from the German brings up three game points. He’ll need more than one, after Etcheverry gets a lot of luck with a backhand that bobbles off the tape and over the net. 40-15.

A backhand winner secures the hold for Zverev – a much-needed hold!

Alexander Zverev* 6-4 3-6 0-2 Tomas Martin Etcheverry

16:53 , Alex Pattle

Fine hitting from both men, as they move to 30-30.

A solid forehand from Etcheverry brings up game point, but he fails to convert at the end of a long rally.

He’ll get another crack at holding serve, though, and he seals the game with a wonderful drop shot!

Alexander Zverev 6-4 3-6 0-1 Tomas Martin Etcheverry*

16:46 , Alex Pattle

It’s a worrying start for Zverev at the start of this third set, as he hands Etcheverry three break points off the bat...

The Argentine steps in, slaps a backhand across court, and forces an error out of Zverev!

Etcheverry breaks to love!

Alexander Zverev* 6-4 3-6 Tomas Martin Etcheverry

16:41 , Alex Pattle

Zverev nearly produces a brilliant backhand winner up the line, but the German pulls it narrowly wide while on the run. 15-0.

Now Etcheverry brutalises the ball, smashing it down the line for 30-0.

The Argentine then shows off the other side to his game, nudging a drop shot over the net and forcing Zverev to hit wide. 40-0.

Three set points for Etcheverry, who crushes a couple of forehands but eventually sends one into the net. 40-15.

Another miss for the underdog. Another set point gone. 40-30.

But it’s Zverev who misses this time! We’re level at one set all!

Alexander Zverev 6-4 3-5 Tomas Martin Etcheverry*

16:35 , Alex Pattle

Etcheverry with an ideal start here, getting out in front on Zverev’s serve. 0-30.

Zverev with a strong serve down the middle, and Etcheverry’s return falls short. 15-30.

Now Etcheverry draws in Zverev, before blasting a forehand past the German! It clips the tape but was beating him anyway. 15-40.

Two break points for the Argentine... who converts on the first attempt! Zverev shovels a smash long!

Alexander Zverev* 6-4 3-4 Tomas Martin Etcheverry

16:30 , Alex Pattle

The pair trade points for 15-15, before a somewhat lazy forehand from Zverev drifts wide.

Etcheverry follows a decent serve with an inside-out forehand, but that floats wide. 30-30.

Etcheverry now slams down a serve, and Zverev’s return is long. 40-30.

An ill-timed double-fault ensues for Etcheverry on game point... Deuce.

Etcheverry moves Zverev around well but ends up in no man’s land, where he’s beaten by a backhand winner. Advantage Zverev.

And there’s the instant break back!

Alexander Zverev 6-4 2-4 Tomas Martin Etcheverry*

16:25 , Alex Pattle

More effective serving out wide from Zverev, who moves into a 30-15 lead in this game.

Etcheverry is moving very well, though, and he snatches a couple of points in a row to earn a break point, forcing errors from the German!

Now the Argentine forces Zverev into a defensive volley, before slinging a forehand winner past him!

Etcheverry with a break, almost out of nowhere!

Alexander Zverev* 6-4 2-3 Tomas Martin Etcheverry

16:19 , Alex Pattle

Some tidy play from Etcheverry sees the Argentine move into a 40-15 lead.

He’s done well to respond positively to Zverev’s best games, and this is no different. He secures the hold with little trouble.

Alexander Zverev 6-4 2-2 Tomas Martin Etcheverry*

16:16 , Alex Pattle

Powerful forehands are exchanged between the players, until Etcheverry slings one into the net. 15-0.

30-0 to the German now, as he backs up a strong serve out wide with a smash down the middle.

Zverev with an ace out wide on the other side. 40-0. Now he whips a forehand into the corner and follows it with a backhand winner on the approach!

A fine hold for the favourite.

Alexander Zverev* 6-4 1-2 Tomas Martin Etcheverry

16:12 , Alex Pattle

Zverev as comfortable on Etcheverry’s serve right now as he was on his own in the last game. 0-30.

Aggressive baseline play from the German, and he eventually moves in... but is beaten up the line! A fantastic forehand winner by Etcheverry. 15-30.

And the Argentine restores parity at 30-30. This is an encouraging little spell for him... and even more so as he propels a serve into the corner for 40-30!

And there’s the hold!

Alexander Zverev 6-4 1-1 Tomas Martin Etcheverry*

16:07 , Alex Pattle

Zverev with an ace on his first serve of this set. 15-0. Now Etcheverry pushes a backhand long. 30-0.

Another seismic serve from Zverev, and his opponent’s return from out wide floats well beyond the baseline. 40-0.

And Zverev seals a straightforward hold to love, as Etcheverry finds the net with a sliding forehand.

Alexander Zverev* 6-4 0-1 Tomas Martin Etcheverry

16:05 , Alex Pattle

A solid hold for Etcheverry to get on the board at the start of this second set.

Alexander Zverev 6-4 Tomas Martin Etcheverry*

15:58 , Alex Pattle

Zverev forces Etcheverry out wide, and the Argentine fires a shot into the net. 15-0.

Zverev strides up to the net after a backhand, but his subsequent volley is stabbed into the net. 15-15.

No mistake from the German on the next point, though, as he fizzes a forehand winner up the line. 30-15.

Now he’s beaten at the net, however, as Etcheverry shows off some neat tactical play. 30-30.

Zverev moves back in front for set point... and he wins it at the net!

Alexander Zverev* 5-4 Tomas Martin Etcheverry

15:51 , Alex Pattle

Great serving from Etcheverry to move to 40-0, and a forehand seals the hold to love!

An important, easy game for him.

Alexander Zverev 5-3 Tomas Martin Etcheverry*

15:49 , Alex Pattle

Etcheverry brings up two break points... a great opportunity for the unseeded Argentine...

Zverev saves the first, as Etcheverry goes for the winner but overhits.

And, despite some solid defensive work, Etcheverry sees another break point go begging, as he sends a forehand into the net after some heavy offence from Zverev. Deuce.

More impressive defence from Etcheverry, and eventually he goes on the attack, firing a backhand up the line... and *narrowly* long! Agonisingly so!

Advantage Zverev. More phenomenal defence from Etcheverry, but he’s ultimately beaten at the net.

Alexander Zverev* 4-3 Tomas Martin Etcheverry

15:40 , Alex Pattle

Solid striking from both players, and eventually Zverev slings a forehand across court for a winner. 0-15.

Again Zverev beats his opponent at the net, drawing him in with a drop shot and placing a volley past Etcheverry. 0-30.

Massive serve from Etcheverry, which clips the outside line. 15-30.

But Zverev brings up another break point to keep the pressure on the underdog... who skews a forehand wide to give up a break!

Alexander Zverev 3-3 Tomas Martin Etcheverry*

15:36 , Alex Pattle

Zverev confidently puts away a smash for 15-0, then extends his lead in the game with a brutal serve.

Another huge offering from the former world No 2, and it leads to an exchange at the net, where Zverev angles a volley past Etcheverry. 40-0.

Now Zverev sends Etcheverry on the run, and the Argentine puts a groundstroke in the net.

Alexander Zverev* 2-3 Tomas Martin Etcheverry

15:33 , Alex Pattle

Zverev, forced very far back, nudges a ground shot wide. 15-0. Now he takes a backhand early but hooks it wide. 30-0.

Both men belt the ball, until Etcheverry eventually tries a drop shot, which floats just wide. 30-15.

Now the Argentine ends a long rally by fizzing a forehand up the line, but again he’s wide of the mark. 30-30.

Another miss from Etcheverry, and Zverev has the first break point of the day... but he needlessly puts a backhand between the tramlines. Deuce.

Now Etcheverry moves in front with a big one-two off his serve, as Zverev sends a lob long.

And Etcheverry with an important hold of serve!

Alexander Zverev 2-2 Tomas Martin Etcheverry*

15:26 , Alex Pattle

Zverev calls down the umpire to check a shot that he thinks has gone long... and it’s confirmed. 15-0.

Heavy, heavy hitting from Zverev, but great defence sees Etcheverry stay in the point... The Argentine eventually shoots for a winner, but he sends his forehand narrowly out. 30-0.

Another miss for the underdog. 40-0. But he nails a backhand up the line for 40-15!

Zverev secures the hold, though, to level the set at 2-2.

Alexander Zverev* 1-2 Tomas Martin Etcheverry

15:22 , Alex Pattle

Aggressive play from Ertcheverry, who sends Zverev one way then the other with forehands, ultimately beating the German in the corner. 15-0.

Zverev returns fire, however, with a backhand winner! 15-15. He nearly produces another, on the pass, but he can only find the net as Etcheverry rushes forward. 30-15.

Etcheverry moves up to the net again, dropping a forehand short for 40-15, as Zverev is stranded at the back of the court.

Now a defensive Etcheverry lob goes long, though, and it’s 40-30.

Zverev twists into a forehand, but it clips the tape and bounces wide. A solid hold for Etcheverry.

Alexander Zverev 1-1 Tomas Martin Etcheverry*

15:18 , Alex Pattle

Zverev with mixed fortune from his opening serves, giving up an early point but then getting on the front foot for 15-15.

Zverev overpowers Etcheverry again, forcing an error to move to 30-15. A big serve out wide is too much for the Argentine as well. 40-15.

Zverev seems to have sealed the hold with an ace, but it’s called out, and the German is debating with the umpire on court now...

He’ll have to take a second serve anyway, and he puts it in the net. 40-30.

But better luck on the next effort! An ace for the hold.

Alexander Zverev* 0-1 Tomas Martin Etcheverry

15:12 , Alex Pattle

*denotes the player who will serve next

Etcheverry sends a forehand down the line and marginally long to end a competitive opening rally. 0-15.

He comfortably fires home a smash to make it 15-15, though. Zverev then clips the tape and watches his crosscourt forehand go wide. 30-15. Big hitting from both men, and eventually Etcheverry drags a backhand into the tramlines. 30-30.

Another narrow miss from the Argentine, and Zverev has an early break point. The German fails to capitalise, however, sending a ground shot long after a deep serve from Etcheverry. Deuce.

Now Etcheverry edges in front again, as Zverev puts a backhand in the net. Advantage to the underdog.

The players trade backhands, with Etcheverry ultimately sliding into one and slicing it low into the net. Deuce again.

Great composure and solid ball-striking from Etcheverry. Controlled aggression sees him gain advantage again, and he secures the hold of serve with a powerful passing shot!

Zverev slides and gets a bit of his racquet onto it, but he can’t do enough to halt the forehand.

Alexander Zverev vs Tomas Martin Etcheverry

15:06 , Alex Pattle

Here we go! Etcheverry to serve first!

Alexander Zverev vs Tomas Martin Etcheverry

15:02 , Alex Pattle

The warm-up is nearly complete.

Alexander Zverev vs Tomas Martin Etcheverry

15:01 , Alex Pattle

Etcheverry has already beaten three seeded opponents at Roland Garros this year.

Alexander Zverev vs Tomas Martin Etcheverry

14:50 , Alex Pattle

We move on to the remaining men’s quarter-finals now.

First up, 22nd seed Alexander Zverev takes on the unseeded Tomas Martin Etcheverry.

German Zverev is looking to match his semi-final runs of the last two years, while his Argentine opponent is already enjoying his best ever run at a grand slam.

The winner of this tie will play the victor of tonight’s clash between last year’s runner-up Casper Ruud and sixth seed Holger Rune.

On the other side of the draw, Novak Djokovic will go head to head with Carlos Alcaraz in a mouthwatering semi-final.

Iga Swiatek 6-4 6-2 Coco Gauff

14:37 , Alex Pattle

Gauff will serve to stay in this match.

Swiatek drives a forehand through the clay for 0-15. Terrific backhand pass from the world No 1 now, and she moves to 0-30.

Gauff stays in the game at 15-30, before missing her next effort to hand Swiatek two match points.

And Swiatek seals the break, and a place in the semi-finals, at the first time of asking!

At 1 hour and 28 minutes, that’s the longest match that the Pole has played at this year’s tournament.

Gauff’s wait to take a set off the world No 1 continues, as Swiatek repeats her straight-sets victory over the American teenager from last year’s final.

Next up for the defending champion: Beatriz Haddad Maia in the semi-finals.

Iga Swiatek 6-4 5-2 Coco Gauff*

14:31 , Alex Pattle

Gauff whips home an inside-out forehand for a winner. 0-15.

Now it’s Swiatek with a winner of her own, drilling a forehand off a high bounce. 15-15.

A poor miss from Gauff follows, as she decides to go for a drop shot too late and gets it wrong. 30-15.

Ace down the T from Swiatek for 40-15, and she secures the hold moments later.

Iga Swiatek* 6-4 4-2 Coco Gauff

14:27 , Alex Pattle

The start of the game is delayed slightly due to movement in the crowd.

We’re under way again, and Gauff pummels a backhand into the corner, only to put a half-volley into the net on her next shot. 0-15.

She follows it up with an ill-time double-fault for 0-30. A fun point ensues, with Gauff passing Swiatek up the line on the backhand. Nice invention by Swiatek a couple of shots earlier, though, as she really corkscrewed a slice forehand on the approach to make life hard for Gauff.

Another Gauff error hands Swiatek two break points... and the defending champion takes the first, a lob forcing an error from a retreating Gauff!

Iga Swiatek 6-4 3-2 Coco Gauff*

14:21 , Alex Pattle

Swiatek has an open court as she readies herself for a forehand volley, but she plays it back at Gauff, who beats the champion with a passing shot! 0-15.

Now Swiatek kicks a serve out wide, and a leaping Gauff’s return is off target. 15-15.

More aggressive play from Swiatek, who rushes to the net and forces Gauff into a lob, which floats long. 30-15.

Gauff takes Swiatek’s second serve early but dumps a backhand into the net. 40-15.

Swiatek holds serve after firing a powerful forehand down the centre of the court, as Gauff’s reply is wide.

Iga Swiatek* 6-4 2-2 Coco Gauff

14:18 , Alex Pattle

Gauff gets out in front for 15-0. A fine serve takes her to 30-0.

Now the American forces Swiatek wide with a serve, and the return from the Pole sails into the tramlines. 40-0.

An ace makes it a hold to love for Gauff! Encouraging...

This has been a fun match so far.

Iga Swiatek 6-4 2-1 Coco Gauff*

14:14 , Alex Pattle

Gauff sees a few break points go begging... She also strikes Swiatek in the thigh from close range, to the sound of a few boos, but it’s a legal shot and Swiatek doesn’t seem to mind.

Gauff, faced with a slow serve, slams a forehand into the net at deuce! Advantage Swiatek.

And she seals the hold!

Iga Swiatek* 6-4 1-1 Coco Gauff

14:08 , Alex Pattle

An important hold of serve for Gauff, and relatively comfortable, to make it 1-1.

Iga Swiatek 6-4 1-0 Coco Gauff*

14:03 , Alex Pattle

There’s a bit of cloud cover over Court Philippe Chatrier now.

Swiatek begins the second set as she ended the first: with a forehand winner. 15-0.

Swiatek moves to 30-0 with another forehand winner. She tries for one more, as Gauff approaches the net, but can only find the net with a crouching effort. 30-15.

Swiatek just picks out the line with a backhand, and it’ll go down as another winner, as Gauff leaves it... 40-15.

Gauff stays in the game, taking it to 40-30, but a body serve from Swiatek is too much for the teenager to defend.

Another hold for the world No 1.

Iga Swiatek* 6-4 Coco Gauff

13:54 , Alex Pattle

A fun exchange at the net ends with Swiatek nudging a forehand past a sliding Gauff. 0-15.

Swiatek forces a couple of misses out of Gauff now, and all of a sudden the reigning champion has three break points – three set points...

Great footwork from Swiatek to stay in the point, then the world No 1 whips a forehand into the corner! That winner seals the set, 6-4!

Iga Swiatek 5-4 Coco Gauff*

13:49 , Alex Pattle

Heavy hitting from both players. Eventually Swiatek slings a backhand into the tramlines. 0-15.

Now it’s Gauff who puts a backhand just wide. 15-15.

Another tense rally ends with Swiatek pushing a ground shot long. 15-30.

Swiatek nearly beats Gauff at the net with a backhand, but the American defends well, forcing one more shot out of the Pole; Swiatek knocks a forehand past the 19-year-old for 30-30.

Gauff puts a little too much power on a ground stroke, and it’s long. 40-30.

Powerful serve from Swiatek, no reply from Gauff! There’s the hold.

Iga Swiatek* 4-4 Coco Gauff

13:44 , Alex Pattle

New balls.

Gauff forces Swiatek deep, then nudges a drop shot over for a winner. 15-0.

A strong serve follows, but Swiatek’s return is equal to it! The Pole finds the line. 15-15.

Brutal inside-out forehand from Swiatek to end a decent rally. 15-30.

Swiatek drives a backhand long, but Gauff misses with her own on the next point. 30-40, Swiatek with the opportunity for another break.

Clutch hitting from Gauff to take the game to deuce, then a piledriver backhand on the run! It’s smashed up the line for a winner. Advantage Gauff.

And there’s the hold!

Iga Swiatek 4-3 Coco Gauff*

13:37 , Alex Pattle

Better hitting from Swiatek here. Despite her errors in that last game, she applies some aggression here to move to 30-0.

A competitive rally ensues, and there’s a poor miss from Gauff, who has a forehand sitter at the net but smashes it wide... 40-0.

And Swiatek seals a confident hold.

Iga Swiatek* 3-3 Coco Gauff

13:34 , Alex Pattle

Swiatek applies some pressure and steps in, but she doesn’t need to make it as far as the net, with Gauff’s attempted pass going long. 0-15.

Now Gauff tries an ambitious drive volley on the forehand, and she fires it into the tramlines! Perhaps the wind took the falling ball slightly; either way, it fell from some height... 0-30.

Gauff with her best first serve in a while, and it pays off, as Swiatek misses with her return. And again! 30-30 all of a sudden.

The wind does seem to be playing a role. Swiatek with yet another miss, and Gauff has game point. Swiatek saves it but soon sends a forehand into the net, giving Gauff another chance to level this set.

And Gauff takes it! An uncharacteristic series of errors from Swiatek in that game, and the Pole caps it off by rushing a forehand on the approach. It’s in the net, and Gauff has the hold.

Iga Swiatek 3-2 Coco Gauff*

13:27 , Alex Pattle

Gauff with a powerful backhand winner! What a return of serve. 0-15.

She then forces Swiatek into an error, as the Pole jumps for a backhand and dumps it in the net. 0-30.

Swiatek gets on the board but again sends a backhand into the net, as Gauff moves the champion around the court nicely. 15-40.

Two break points for Gauff. Can she secure an immediate break back? Not on the first attempt, as the return of serve is a wayward forehand. 30-40.

Now Swiatek misses! There was a shout from the crowd, but the Pole didn’t really acknowledge it...

Either way, that’s encouraging from Gauff, who quickly breaks back.

Iga Swiatek* 3-1 Coco Gauff

13:23 , Alex Pattle

Gauff is lulled into a backhand-to-backhand exchange with Swiatek, who looks so comfortable on that wing at the moment and propels a winner down the line! 0-15.

Now Swiatek produces a terrific forehand winner down the line! It’s right in the corner off the return of serve. 0-30.

A bit of early pressure for Gauff to deal with; how will she cope? Well, she places a backhand in the net, as Swiatek brings up three early break points...

Again Gauff finds the net with a backhand, and there’s an early break for the reigning champion!

Iga Swiatek 2-1 Coco Gauff*

13:18 , Alex Pattle

Gauff outplays Swiatek at the net for 0-15, but the Pole restores parity with a powerful serve in the corner; Gauff can barely get anything on that. 15-15.

Brilliant pass from Gauff! She slides into a crosscourt backhand, twisting her body into the shot and firing it past her opponent! 15-30.

Swiatek with a powerful one-two to make it 30-30, before Gauff lashes at a forehand and pulls it well wide. 40-30.

Really clean ball-striking from both players, until Gauff eventually sends a ground shot just long.

Another hold for Swiatek.

Iga Swiatek* 1-1 Coco Gauff

13:14 , Alex Pattle

Swiatek steps into a backhand confidently but drags it into the tramlines. 15-0. Now a deep serve from Gauff swings into the body of Swiatek, who can only shovel a backhand long. 30-0.

Swiatek gets up and running in this game with a forehand at the feet of Gauff, who is unable to create space for a return. 30-15.

Heavy topspin from both players, their shots looping until Gauff drills a backhand at Swiatek, whose reply finds the net. 40-15.

Assertive play from Gauff to hold! She forces Swiatek back and takes a backhand early to set up a powerful, volleyed winner!

That will give the teenager some extra confidence.

Iga Swiatek 1-0 Coco Gauff*

13:10 , Alex Pattle

*denotes the player who will serve next

Swiatek with a couple of strong serves early on, forcing Gauff onto the back foot. 30-0.

Powerful ground strokes from Gauff, who exerts some aggression to move up to the net, where she punches home a backhand volley. 30-15.

Gauff stretches to make a backhand, which she fires long. 40-15.

Excellent serve from Swiatek to seal an opening hold – an ace out wide.

Iga Swiatek vs Coco Gauff

13:07 , Alex Pattle

Swiatek to serve first.

Iga Swiatek vs Coco Gauff

13:05 , Alex Pattle

Some damning stats below. Swiatek is 6-0 against Gauff, who has never taken a set off the Pole.

Will last year’s comfortable final victory for Swiatek weigh heavy on the American’s mind, too?

Let’s find out!

Iga Swiatek vs Coco Gauff

12:58 , Alex Pattle

Gauff reached her first grand slam singles final here last year and was handed a heavy beating by Swiatek, who claimed her second Roland Garros title.

Their rivalry is a one-sided 6-0 to the Pole, with Gauff yet to win a set, but the teenager said: “Honestly, since last year I have been wanting to play her, especially at this tournament.

“I figured that it was going to happen because I figured I was going to do well and she was going to do well. Didn’t know what side of the draw we were going to be on, obviously.

“But I’m the type of mentality, if you want to be the best, you have to beat the best. I think also, if you want to improve, you have to play the best.”

More from the American here:

Coco Gauff hopes for an improved showing against Iga Swiatek at French Open

Iga Swiatek vs Coco Gauff

12:48 , Alex Pattle

What a showing from Haddad Maia, the 14th seed, who wins a fourth straight three-set match to reach her first ever grand slam semi-final.

Swiatek vs Gauff is moments away...

Iga Swiatek vs Coco Gauff

12:45 , Alex Pattle

Next up is Iga Swiatek vs Coco Gauff, in a rematch of last year’s final, which the Pole won in straight sets to claim her second title at Roland Garros.

The winner of that tie will play Haddad Maia, who showed great strength to beat Jabeur here and seal a spot in the semi-finals.

Ons Jabeur 6-3, 6-7 1-6 Beatriz Haddad Maia

12:42 , Alex Pattle

Jabeur steps in on a forehand but puts it just under the tape. 0-15. Now Haddad Maia moves to 0-30, before Jabeur really snatches at another step-in forehand, dragging it low into the net...

Three break points – more importantly three match points – for Haddad Maia!

Decent serving from Jabeur, though, to save the first of them. 15-40.

Jabeur has all of the court to aim for, but she fires a forehand long! Haddad Maia is into the semi-finals!!!

Ons Jabeur* 6-3, 6-7 1-5 Beatriz Haddad Maia

12:39 , Alex Pattle

Jabeur changes the direction of her shots nicely, and Haddad Maia misses with a forehand down the line. Advantage to Jabeur yet again.

Once more, however, the Tunisian wastes the break point, dragging a crosscourt backhand into the tramlines. Deuce.

Will Jabeur pay for those wasted break points? She’s rooted to the spot as Haddad Maia places a winner in the corner.

But Jabeur saves game point! Whipping a forehand across court for her own winner. Deuce... again...

Now a sliced backhand from Jabeur drifts long, and Haddad Maia has another game point, which she takes at last!

Ons Jabeur 6-3, 6-7 1-4 Beatriz Haddad Maia

12:34 , Alex Pattle

Jabeur dumps a backhand into the net. 15-0. That’s her eighth unforced error in this set, to Haddad Maia’s four. Now the Tunisian whips a forehand up the line for a winner! 15-15.

Haddad Maia pings a serve out wide, and Jabeur makes a clean connection on a crosscourt forehand... but has a lot of help from the tape anyway, as the ball drops just over net for a winner. 15-30.

Haddad Maia forces a miss out of the Tunisian with her next serve, though. 30-30.

The mixed fortune continues for Jabeur! She sends a forehand winner up the line for a break point, but misses with a backhand on the next point. Deuce.

Another break point to Jabeur now, as Haddad Maia hops into a forehand but places it between the tramlines.

Now we have arguably the point of the match, with both players sliding back and forth and making some great shots, until Jabeur fires wide and throws down her racquet in frustration! Deuce again.

ANOTHER advantage to Jabeur as she nudges a backhand return of serve past the onrushing Haddad Maia! But the Tunisian’s next return of serve is a sliced backhand that floats wide.

Ons Jabeur 6-3, 6-7 1-4 Beatriz Haddad Maia*

12:26 , Alex Pattle

A crosscourt forehand is on for Jabeur, but she tries to go up the line and misses. Now she puts Haddad Maia on the back foot, though, and the Brazilian leans back and sends a shot into the net. 15-15.

Jabeur pushes Haddad Maia out wide with a serve, and the return is wide from the Brazilian. 30-15. Jabeur gets a drop shot slightly wrong, however, and she’s punished by a crosscourt backhand winner. 30-30.

Ace from Jabeur?? No, it’s just off the mark! Now she slings a forehand long, and Haddad Maia has a chance to restore her double-break... The Brazilian wastes the opportunity, however, with an overly ambitious ground shot that is aimed in the corner but overhit.

She gets her range right on the next point, though, and Jabeur fires a shot into the net. Advantage to Haddad Maia, but she misses with a running forehand! Deuce.

Haddad Maia earns another advantage, to Jabeur’s visible dismay, but the Tunisian produces a great serve just when she needs it! Deuce, again, until Haddad Maia finds the baseline for yet another break point.

And finally Haddad Maia claims the game, as Jabeur is put on the back foot and unable to fight her way out of the situation!

Ons Jabeur* 6-3, 6-7 1-3 Beatriz Haddad Maia

12:19 , Alex Pattle

Jabeur gets out in front at 0-15, but she fails to pass Haddad Maia at the net. 15-15.

Nice placement from Haddad Maia as she aims up the line and in the corner, but she misses while going crosscourt on the next point. 30-30.

Wonderful inside-out forehand from Jabeur! She finds the corner, the winner earning her a break point. 30-40.

Now Haddad Maia overhits! Jabeur breaks back!

She’s still in this, but she’s also still down a break.

Ons Jabeur 6-3, 6-7 0-3 Beatriz Haddad Maia*

12:14 , Alex Pattle

Haddad Maia’s backhand, so treacherous in the first set, is on point for a heavy ground stroke and clipped half-volley, but eventually she’s forced into an error. 15-0.

Haddad Maia restores parity for 15-15, but she’s beaten at the net as Jabeur slides into a forehand, which she punches down the line for a volleyed winner. 30-15.

Now Haddad Maia shows further evidence of how her backhand has improved through this match, with a fine return bringing her to 30-30.

More big hitting from the Brazilian brings up break point! 30-40.

And she seals the break! This is hugely promising for her, and very worrying for Jabeur!

Ons Jabeur* 6-3, 6-7 0-2 Beatriz Haddad Maia

12:11 , Alex Pattle

Jabeur sends a lethargic forehand into the net. 15-0.

Same again! 30-0.

Jabeur looks fairly despondent here... She needs to stay calm, but that won’t be easy after a huge serve from Haddad Maia! 40-0.

And another! Haddad Maia holds to love...

Ons Jabeur 6-3, 6-7 0-1 Beatriz Haddad Maia*

12:09 , Alex Pattle

A huge break of serve for Haddad Maia to begin this third and final set! She has the momentum now...

Ons Jabeur* 6-3, 6-7 Beatriz Haddad Maia

12:02 , Alex Pattle

For the fourth match in a row, Haddad Maia will play a third set.

Ons Jabeur* 6-3, 6-7 Beatriz Haddad Maia

12:01 , Alex Pattle

Haddad Maia wins her opening service point, then gets the mini-break by curling a forehand across court and past Jabeur for a winner! And she consolidates the mini-break with another good forehand! 3-0 as she steps up to serve again...

Haddad Maia slides up to a drop shot from Jabeur, but her reply hits the tape and falls on the wrong side of the net! She was there! 3-1. Another service point for the Brazilian, and another forehand winner! 4-1.

Jabeur to serve now, and a strong backhand leads Haddad Maia to propel a shot long. 2-4.

Tremendous backhand winner down (and on) the line from Haddad Maia! She’ll serve at 5-2... but an ill-timed double-fault gives Jabeur a lifeline here.

Some fine manoeuvring by Jabeur, until she misses a forehand right on the baseline! Three set points to Haddad Maia at 6-3...

Again, tactical play from Jabeur, who then gets some help from the tape and eventually puts away a backhand at the net. One set point saved. A huge winner from her on the forehand now, and it’s 5-6!

Haddad Maia has failed to convert two of her three set points but will serve for the set now... and makes a great forehand winner down the line to level the match!!

Ons Jabeur 6-3, 6-6 Beatriz Haddad Maia*

11:51 , Alex Pattle

Jabeur lures in Haddad Maia with a drop shot, then beats the Brazilian with a neat backhand volley at the net. 15-0. Haddad Maia with some clutch hitting, though, to move ahead at 15-30. Now it’s Jabeur who’s facing the pressure...

Another drop shot pays off for Jabeur, however, for 30-30.

Haddad Maia stays calm and earns a set point, but she fires a forehand into the tramlines! Deuce. Now, to the crowd’s delight, Jabeur pulls out an ace right when she needs one! Advantage.

She telegraphs a drop shot, though, and Haddad Maia puts away a backhand on the approach. Jabeur with a second serve that fades wide and causes Haddad Maia some trouble; another advantage to Jabeur.

Jabeur with a timid drop shot into the net this time, however, and it’s deuce again. Fine serving from the Tunisian is cancelled out by a ground shot that goes long, and she wastes another advantage.

But, with another ace down the middle, she has advantage AGAIN! But she loses it AGAIN! Then has it *AGAIN!*

Can Jabeur finally close out this service game??? Yes! She beats Haddad Maia at the net!

Tiebreak incoming!

Ons Jabeur* 6-3, 5-6 Beatriz Haddad Maia

11:42 , Alex Pattle

Jabeur forces Haddad Maia further and further back and wide, until the Brazilian chips a defensive forehand long. 0-15.

A strong forehand from Haddad Maia... but too strong, and it’s long! 0-30. High-pressure moment here... Haddad Maia with a fierce celebration as she sends a forehand into the corner and forces an error out of Jabeur. 15-30.

Now Haddad Maia hooks a backhand wide! She hands Jabeur the first two break points of the second set, if you can believe it.

Haddad Maia with a fairly weak second serve, but its bounce deceives Jabeur, who lets her opponent off the hook! 30-40.

Haddad Maia seems to have the Tunisian beaten with a nice forehand into the corner, but it’s another iteration of the same shot – a few moments later – that wins the point! Two break points saved, deuce.

Jabeur clips a sliced forehand long! Advantage to Haddad Maia... and a hold of serve! Again Jabeur fails to punish her opponent for a slightly undercooked second serve.

Ons Jabeur 6-3, 5-5 Beatriz Haddad Maia*

11:35 , Alex Pattle

Fine approach play from Jabeur, and she forces a miss out of Haddad Maia. 15-0.

The Tunisian wastes no time in moving to 40-0, as she looks to continue her solid form on serve...

And an ace out wide makes it three holds to love in a row!

Ons Jabeur* 6-3, 4-5 Beatriz Haddad Maia

11:32 , Alex Pattle

Haddad Maia is off the mark for 15-0, but Jabeur with a quick response for 15-15.

More sharp striking from Haddad Maia, and she moves to 30-15, but Jabeur with a fine forehand to restore parity. 30-30.

Jabeur puts too much on a drop shot, and it floats high through the air... and into the net. 40-30.

Jabeur nearly beats Haddad Maia with a crosscourt forehand pass, but the Brazilian is equal to it, stretching to make a volleyed winner!

A vital hold for her.

Ons Jabeur 6-3, 4-4 Beatriz Haddad Maia*

11:27 , Alex Pattle

Jabeur with a stinging ace down the T! 15-0.

Now, with some powerful, central hitting, Jabeur forces an error out of Haddad Maia. 30-0.

Another backhand miss from Haddad Maia. 40-0.

This time, it’s a forehand that fails the Brazilian, and Jabeur holds to love again.

Ons Jabeur* 6-3, 3-4 Beatriz Haddad Maia

11:25 , Alex Pattle

Haddad Maia with great depth on her groundstrokes, and Jabeur sends a reply long. 15-0.

Now Jabeur makes life hard for Haddad Maia with a sliced backhand, and the Brazilian snatches at her own backhand, pulling it wide. 15-15.

Not for the first time today, Jabeur wrong-foots her opponent with a forehand in the corner. 15-30.

Haddad Maia with some clever serving right when she needs it, though, and she secures a hold!

Ons Jabeur 6-3, 3-3 Beatriz Haddad Maia*

11:20 , Alex Pattle

Jabeur mixes in some slice to good effect. 30-0.

A slow second serve from her goes unpunished now, as Haddad Maia misses on the backhand again!

And Jabeur soon closes out a hold to love.

Ons Jabeur* 6-3, 2-3 Beatriz Haddad Maia

11:16 , Alex Pattle

This time, the drop shot doesn’t pay off for Jabeur. Haddad Maia gets to the forehand, and fires her own into the corner for a winner. 15-0.

Big ace down the T for Haddad Maia. 30-0.

A punishing crosscourt forehand from Jabeur now, after Haddad Maia clips the tape, and the Brazilian has no reply. 30-15.

Great depth from Jabeur on her return of serve, and Haddad Maia is too close to the ball as she whips a forehand well wide. 30-30.

Haddad Maia with a crucial point to move to 40-30, and Jabeur struggles with a powerful serve again as the Brazilian holds serve!

Ons Jabeur 6-3, 2-2 Beatriz Haddad Maia*

11:12 , Alex Pattle

Haddad Maia sends a backhand right into the corner, then moves up to the net and hammers a low smash at Jabeur, who is fretting at the baseline. Jabeur’s response finds the net. 0-15.

Haddad Maia then misses with a backhand, though, and it’s 15-15. Jabeur now pushes Haddad Maia way back, before executing another fine drop shot. 30-15.

Jabeur tries another drop shot but slashes across the ball a bit too much, and it clips the tape before falling on the wrong side of the net. 30-30.

Ace! 40-30... but Haddad Maia fires back for deuce.

A punchy one-two from Jabeur follows, though, and she has advantage... and holds, as Haddad Maia clips a forehand into the net!

Ons Jabeur* 6-3, 1-2 Beatriz Haddad Maia

11:07 , Alex Pattle

Jabeur slides into a forehand up the line, but she propels it just wide. 15-0.

A unique, chopped forehand winner down the line from Haddad Maia now! 30-0.

Now a powerful serve forces Jabeur’s return some way long. 40-0.

Clean hitting from Jabeur, though, and eventually Haddad Maia misses. 40-15.

This time, however, Haddad Maia secures the hold with less trouble than on her last effort.

Ons Jabeur 6-3, 1-1 Beatriz Haddad Maia*

11:04 , Alex Pattle

Jabeur applies some decent pressure to move into a 30-0 lead in the game... and 40-0, with a picture-perfect backhand drop shot! That shot has been so effective for her today, but she left it alone for a while to maintain the element of surprise here.

And Jabeur holds to love. Emphatic.

Ons Jabeur* 6-3, 0-1 Beatriz Haddad Maia

11:01 , Alex Pattle

A fine winner into the corner from Haddad Maia! A lovely inside-out forehand. 15-0. Now she moves to 30-0.

She slices a serve towards the T, and Jabeur can only shovel a backhand return long. 40-0 – an encouraging spell for Haddad Maia, right after she lost that first set...

But she double-faults for the first time today! 40-15. Again she fails to close out the hold. 40-30.

But finally Haddad Maia seals the hold! She’ll be relieved.

Ons Jabeur 6-3 Beatriz Haddad Maia*

10:56 , Alex Pattle

Errors from both ends. 15-15. And again... 30-30.

First ace of the match! Set point to Jabeur...

And she seals it, forcing Haddad Maia into the corner, where the Brazilian can only lob the ball wide!

6-3 to Jabeur.

Ons Jabeur* 5-3 Beatriz Haddad Maia

10:53 , Alex Pattle

New balls. Jabeur puts one into the net. 15-0. Now Haddad Maia sends one long on the backhand. 15-15.

Another unforced backhand error from Haddad Maia – her 10th today – puts Jabeur 15-30 up.

Brutal striking of the ball from both players, with Jabeur eventually sending her opponent the wrong way for a winner in the corner! 15-40.

Now Jabeur sends a winner up the line to secure another break of serve! Can she build upon this one to take the first set?

Ons Jabeur 4-3 Beatriz Haddad Maia*

10:48 , Alex Pattle

Haddad Maia again with a decent foothold in a Jabeur service game... 15-30.

But the Brazilian plays an attempted forehand pass into the net, when she had more time to work with! 30-30.

Jabeur with her second double-fault of the match, however, to hand a great opportunity to Haddad Maia... but Jabeur makes a winner now for deuce!

Advantage to Haddad Maia, as she puts away a forehand at the net.

Now she finally reads a drop shot and punishes Jabeur at the net! For the second time today, Haddad Maia breaks back.

Ons Jabeur* 4-2 Beatriz Haddad Maia

10:44 , Alex Pattle

Haddad Maia with some solid hitting for 15-0. More powerful shot-making from both players, until Jabeur nails *another* drop shot! 15-15.

Aggressive play from Haddad Maia to move to 30-15, then 40-15 as Jabeur puts a backhand in the net off a deep smash from the Brazilian.

Wicked forehand winner up the line by Jabeur, though, off the return of serve! 40-30.

But Haddad Maia seals an important hold nonetheless!

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