The French Open 2020 has come to show its true colours. The clay-court slam is known to be the most difficult tour. On day 4, Serena Willaims withdrew due to Achilles pain reviving. The match for Victoria Azarenka, on day 4, saw a major upset as she was defeated by Anna Karolina Schmiedlova.
The most dramatic event of Day 4 was Kiki Bertens and Sara Errani‘ epic clash. The duo went on to play a hefty three-setter in the 2nd Round as Bertens emerged as a winner but exited the court on a wheelchair.
Besides all this, Simona Halep, the top seed faired easy in a straight-set win.
Simona Halep still unbeaten in 2020
Simona Halep beat Irina Camela Begu 6-3, 6-4. Halep is on a successful run of 16 match streak. She won the Italian Open and the Prague Open, both on clay before the French Open. Thus, since the post-pandemic resume of the tour, Halep is unbeaten. More importantly, she is unbeaten on clay this year.
Elina Svitolina cruises ahead in 3 sets
A scare for the third seen Elina Svitolina, as she had to battle a three-setter. Svitolina won the first set 6-3, but a poor performance followed. She was unable to hold her service against Renata Zarazua. The Mexican beagled the third seed to push the match to the final set. Svitolina held her nerves as she won the final set, breaking the Mexican’s serve and holding her serve.
Kiki Bertens and the drama
The most entertaining match of the day was undoubtedly Kiki Bertens vs Sara Errani. The duo fought the three-setter in a thrilling three-hour match. Errani lost to pressure at 5-6 and served poorly. After the match, there was no handshake, no racket tap. While exiting the court Errani released abuses, and even mocked Bertens, imitating her cramps. The match was intense and gruesome.
Victoria Azarenka looses to World no. 161
US Open 2020 finalist, Victoria Azarenka bowed out in the second round of French Open 2020, losing to world number 161, Anna Karolina Schmiedlova. The young 161 ranked player gave a hard time to Azarenka before sealing the match 6-2, 6-2 breaking her serve early on and dominating the match ahead.
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