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Roland Garros: Five things we learned on Day 6 – Where Iga dares

Tennis player as campaigner? Discuss. It's exam time at the French Open. The top seed and defending champion Iga Swiatek is posing the questions ... and also coming up with the answers on her 23rd birthday.

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Who'd have thought that the winning machine that is Iga Swiatek would suddenly be at the epicentre of an existential debate at a tournament that she is trying to claim for the fourth time in five years. But voilà, the young Pole has uttered what should have been stated and dealt with a while ago: poor behaviour in the stands. She mentioned it just after her three-set slugfest on Day 4 against the former world number one Naomi Osaka. Swiatek said immediately afterwards that she feared she might have done the wrong thing by speaking out and might incur the wrath of fans. Well, on Day 6 supporters cheered her onto Court Philippe Chatrier for her match against Marie Bouzkova. After her 6-4, 6-2 romp into the fourth round, they even belted out Happy Birthday for the 23-year-old before she left. You done right Iga.

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