Roland Garros in PHOTOS: The day we got a new Grand Slam champion


Sunday at the French Open waved goodbye to four Grand Slam champions, leaving the women’s singles draw without players who have won a major title and implying that the 2017 Roland Garros winner will win a maiden Grand Slam title.

Most importantly, defending champion Garbine Muguruza was eliminated by France’s Kristina Mladenovic 6-1 3-6 6-3 in the fourth round. Court Suzanne Lenglen was full of people, but barely anyone was on Muguruza’s side and after a very emotional loss the Spaniard even broke down in tears at the post-match press conference when journalists asked her about Mladenovic celebrating her errors by exclaiming “forza”.

The 2009 French Open and 2004 US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova fell to Caroline Wozniacki 6-1 4-6 6-2, who hadn’t reached the second week in Paris since 2010, when she was just 19 years old. The 2011 US Open winner Samantha Stosur crashed out to Jelena Ostapenko 2-6 6-2 6-4, hampered by a random hand injury. Lastly, seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams lost to Timea Bacsinszky in the fourth round, just as last year!



  1. I’m so dissapointed in Muguruza, she has every weapons to be a multiple slam champions, her nerve, her mentality, her attitude needs adjustment. I feel like she doesnt have mindset of a champion. I dont see any hunger of winning in Muguruza like i see it in Serena and Maria. She needs a hard ass coach, i dont think her current coach is shaping her into a consistant player.

  2. I think Jelena Ostapenko is on a silent roll in RG17. She’ll be the favorite to win against Caroline Wozniacki. I think Kiki displayed one of her best tennis. A homecourt advantage on her side, she might win this whole tournament! It’s her best chance to win a slam. Even Simona, I think she has a big chance this fortnight.

  3. Can’t believe Muguruza’s negative, sore loser display after Kristina “Kiki” Mladenovic took her out. Because of the way she waved her finger and shook her head in a “no” response to the audience, she deserved to lose. “Go, Kiki!” I must admit, I like the fire and fight spirit of Jelena Ostapenko. She impresses me as one who’s got the mentality and fierceness of a true tennis champion, so I’m going with her for the title. Even still, none of these women will ever compare to the GOAT, Serena Williams; she’s truly one of a kind and greatly missed this time around.


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