Rybakina beats Svitolina to reach Roland Garros quarterfinals


Fourth seed Elena Rybakina returned to the Roland Garros quarterfinals after three years with a 6-4 6-3 victory over 15th seed Elina Svitolina.

Elena Rybakina

The 2022 Wimbledon champion Rybakina opened the match with a break, but her early games were marred by unforced errors, allowing Svitolina to level at 2-2. However, Rybakina regained her composure, secured another break, and maintained her lead to take the set in 39 minutes.

In the second set, Rybakina surged to a 4-1 lead. Svitolina, showing more energy and resilience, broke Rybakina at love and confidently consolidated the break to narrow the gap to 4-3. Still, Rybakina closed the deal on her second match point in Svitolina’s service game.

Rybakina’s opponent in the quarterfinals will be 12th seed Jasmine Paolini, who defeated Elina Avanesyan 4-6 6-0 6-1 in a clash scheduled simultaneously on Court Suzanne Lenglen while Rybakina was playing on Court Philippe Chatrier.

In the top half of the draw, the quarterfinalists were determined on Sunday: Iga Swiatek vs. Marketa Vondrousova and Coco Gauff vs. Ons Jabeur.


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