Tuesday at Roland Garros 2017 featured two quarterfinals from the upper half of the draw and harsh weather conditions including a hurricane, a sand storm and almost snow, as one of the winning ladies Timea Bacsinszky described after her match against home favorite Kristina Mladenovic. In the semifinals, Switzerland’s Bacsinszky will face Jelena Ostapenko, who has reached the final four of a Grand Slam for the first time by beating former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki.
My photographer Jimmie48 covered both matches and I’m sure you’ll enjoy the variety of facial expressions of teenager Ostapenko. We also have photos of last year’s juniors runner-up, American Amanda Anisimova, who lost in the first round of women’s singles draw at Roland Garros but is now making her way through girls’ draw as the second seed.
MORE WTA PHOTOS FROM ROLAND GARROS 2017:
- Monday: Halep, Svitolina make the French Open quarterfinals
- Sunday: Tearful Muguruza loses, just as three other Grand Slam champions
- Saturday: Cornet thrashes Radwanska; Wozniacki & Halep advance
- Friday: V. Williams, Muguruza, Kuznetsova lead successful day for the seeds
- Thursday: Qualifier Martic upsets injured Keys
- Wednesday: Ons Jabeur’s historic triumph, Kvitova’s loss and more
- Tuesday: Konta suffers R1 loss, Halep & Svitolina advance
- Monday: Muguruza’s good start of title defense, Mladenovic and Wozniacki battle through
- Sunday: Main-draw action Day 1 — Kerber historic loss, Kvitova’s spectacular return
- Friday: Final round of qualifying + Kvitova’s comeback announcement
- Thursday: Petra Kvitova’s practice + second round of qualifying
- Wednesday: Roland Garros qualifying Day 3 + injured players Bouchard, Halep & Wozniacki practice
- Tuesday: First day of women’s qualifying + Evian event with Madison Keys and Maria Sharapova
Jelena Ostapenko is my new favorite! She’s the first teenager to reach at least the Semifinals of a Grand Slam since 2007 (Ana Ivanovic, who reached the final of Roland Garros). Can we see the new generation stepping up again in the rankings?
Agree with Emman, but she does not have much more time as a teenager. When she plays in the semifinals, she will be 20!
BTW, Marija, Novak’s body does looks anorexic. Novak needs to build some muscle. Thiem looked like a body builder compared to Novak today….Thiem’s weight of shot was better than Novak’s movement. Novak, eat a sandwich, you look PUNY! What is wrong with Djokovic? I will be rooting for the Dominator against Rafa.
Emman Damian, I like it how Anabel Medina Garrigues described Ostapenko in the latest interview:
“Her groundstrokes are very strong, I would say she’s among two or three of the most powerful players currently on tour. At the same time she’s just a girl, only 19, and she needs to work at it. She wants to end every point in two shots – you have to explain to her that she needs to adapt to the rival and the surface, learn to build the point, play more organized and be patient to make less mistakes. If she plays a well-organized tennis and stays focused, she’s capable of beating anyone.”
Jim, Djokovic looks like a monk, he seems to be going through a lot both emotionally and physically.
A few days ago, I bragged on Jelena and predicted she’ll make it to the final; as well, hold up the championship trophy. Watch and learn people. I just hope she doesn’t burn out quickly. “Jelena O., congrats on your win over Timea B. and happy birthday! Keep shaking things up. You’re destined for greatness and a joy to watch.”
Jim, yes. I feel Novak is really drained in all aspects of his life. I think 2018 will be his rebound year.
Marija, She’s quite a talent. She maybe not that likeable off court with her antics in the court (remember the Naomi Broady incident) but she’s a star in the making. She’s one of my favorites now.
PS: there will be an Ana Ivanovic honor ceremony in between the two women’s semifinals today. I’m so excited to see Ana again in her favorite slam.