In the 3rd round of the Roland Garros 2021 women's singles, Iga Swiatek, defending champion, after a tough first set won at the tie-break for 7-6 (4) against Anett Kontaveit, wins in the second set for 6-0, regaining confidence and confidence.
In the second week of the Parisian Slam, Iga Swiatek will meet in the 4th round the 18-years-old Marta Kostyuk. In the other matches, Elina Svitolina was eliminated by Barbora Krejcikova in 1 hour and 41 minutes of match in which the Czech dominated the match 6-3 6-2.
Sofia Kenin wins the American derby against Jessica Pegula 6-1 6-4. In the fourth round also Cori Gauff, who took advantage of Jennifer Brady's retirement in the second set. Tomorrow Serena Williams will come back on the court.
In the men's singles, Novak Djokovic, on the Philippe Chatrier, defeated Ricardas Berankis for 6-1 6-4 6-1, thus accessing the 4th round: in the second week, he will meet the young Italian Lorenzo Musetti. Nole dominates by 6-1 both in the first and in the third set with the only set of the relative fight in the middle, closed for 6-4 with a single break centered by Nole in the fifth game and defended with total tranquility.
Nadal and Sinner's matches
A little more than an hour and a half is enough for Djokovic to dismiss a first week stingy with pitfalls and project himself to the match against Musetti scheduled for Monday. Lorenzo Musetti won the tenth Italian derby played at Roland Garros in the Open Era.
Thanks to the success obtained against Marco Cecchinato, he became the sixth player in history since 2000 to reach the round of 16 of a Grand Slam in his absolute debut. For Musetti it is also the first victory in the fifth set.
Rafael Nadal's race towards the record Slam, which to date he shares with Roger Federer (20 'Majors) continues inexorably at Bois de Boulogne. The Spanish champion achieved victory number 103 in Paris and conquered for the sixteenth time the 4h round of the Parisian Slam.
Nadal had won the last nineteen matches played against left-handed players; Cameron Norrie failed to stop the series and he lost with the final score of 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. The Majorcan showed some uncertainty in the opening bars of the game, but he nevertheless found a way not to go into trouble in the service shifts.
The spark was struck in the sixth game, when he got three consecutive break points and took advantage of the comfortable forehand missed by the British to take the lead 4-2. The subsequent games played by Nadal in the service did not create too many worries and a first sound winner ended the set at 6-3. Nadal does not stop and will challenge the young Italian talent Jannik Sinner in the next round.