The day 7 at the French Open 2020 witnessed the fourth seed Sofia Kenin and seventh seed Petra Kvitova win their respective matches. Yet, seeded players Aryna Sabalenka and Petra Martic lost their chances to enter the final 16 of the draw.
Jelena Ostapenko, the 2017 winner caused the major upset, as she stumbled to Paula Badosa. Fans believed Ostapenko to repeat her 2017 magnificent run, alas, she is out of the French Open. While, Frenchwoman, Fiona Ferro won her match against the Bulgarian Patricia Maria Tig, thanks to the massive crowd support.
Sofia Kenin wins 12 consecutive games
Continuing her remarkable run this year, Sofia Kenin makes the third grand slam round of 16. Sofia defeated Irina Bara dropping just two games to advance, 6-2 6-0. The Australian Open winner, was down a break to start the match but won consecutive games. Kenin is through to face Fiona Ferro in the next round.
Petra Kvitova saved 2 set points
Petra Kvitova gave a fine example of her superior mental strength. She was in a tough match trailing 1-5 against the Canadian Leylah Fernandez. Kvitova saved two set points, the first in the seventh game and the other in the ninth. She won the set after pocketing six games in a row for a 7-5 advantage. Conclusively, sealing the set 7-5,6-3.
Jelena Ostapenko crashes out
The 2017 French Open champion failed to reach the round of 16 at French Open 2020. Ostapenko lost to Paula Badosa, the 2015 junior champ at French Open 6-4,6-3. Hitting 15 winners to 10 unforced errors through the match, Badosa was remarkable. The 22-year-old was visibly upset as she displayed her emotions at the chair.
Other Results :
- Fiona Fero beats Patricia Maria Tig 7-6(7), 4-6,6-0
- Laura Siegemund beats Petra Martic 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-0
- Ons Jabeur beats Aryna Sabalenka 7-6, 2-6, 6-3
- Zhang Shuai beats Clara Bure 7-6 7-5