French Open: Switek, Rudd, Rybakina in third round | leader

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Paris; News Agency: Reigning champions Iga Svytek, Casper Rudd, Rybakina and others advanced to the third round of the French Tennis Grand Slam tournament here. Although Switek was able to win against American Clare Liu by a margin of 6-4, 6-0, she had to struggle in the beginning. World number one Switech will be aiming for the third title in four years here. (French Open)

Switech had a strong start initially. The Polish legend then ended Liu’s challenge by a one-sided margin. Liu fought hard in the early stages of the first set. But then suddenly she lost her temper. After this, Swaytech dominated the match and pocketed the match with an easy margin. (French Open)

“Patience is very important when playing on the clay court,” Switek said after the win. Now in the next round, she will fight against China’s Wang Xinyue. In the other match, Rybakina defeated Noskova to seal her place in the third round. Fourth seed Rybakina won 6-3, 6-3. Her Czech opponent Linda Noskova emphasized a competitive game. But, later she failed in this. Rybakina is also considered one of the Big Three players in women’s singles, along with Iga Svytek and second seed Aryana Sabalenka. American Coco Goff defeated Julier Graber 6-2, 6-3. Goff is currently sixth in the rankings.

Rude’s one-sided victory over Zepieri

Last year’s runner-up Kasper Ruud advanced to the third round in the men’s singles, defeating Italian qualifier Giulio Zepieri 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5. The top player from Norway kept up his performance and easily defeated Zapier’s challenge.

Jannik Sinner was hit by losing two match points. Germany’s Daniel Altmery beat him 6-7 (0), 7-6 (7), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5. Alexander Zerev beat Slovakia’s Alex Molkan 6-4, 6-2, 6-1. The 22nd-ranked Xerev will next face 12th-ranked Frances Tafo of the United States. Tafo defeated Russian qualifier Aslan Karatsev 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-2.

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