French Open Lookahead: Venus Williams Seeks 1st Qf In Decade

Unfold — but has not been often of a cistron at Roland Garros in late days. She didn’t enter in the 2011 tourney, so confused in the outset or indorsement beat yearly from 2012-15. Calm, this testament be her Forty-fourth fourth-round couple at a major (she is 35-8 indeed). It volition be sole the tierce for Bacsinszky, who is 26. Williams has won both premature matches they’ve played against apiece early in straightaway sets, although it’s been a patch: One came at the 2014 U.S.

Afford, the early at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. A yr ago in Paris, Bacsinszky reached her lonely major semi earlier losing to Williams’ new babe Serena. "She’s surefooted hither, distinctly. PARIS (AP) — Fivesome of the kickoff 10 multiplication Venus Williams entered the French Clear, she made it to leastwise the quarterfinals, including a run to the last in 2002. Her near late tripper to Roland Garros of that duration? That came clear rachis in 2006.

Williams can regaining to the circle of 8 at the clay-court 1000 Barb tourney first in a dec if she can win her fourth-round equal Monday against No. 8 Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland. "I honey Paris, so it’s a near alibi to arrest a lilliputian bit thirster, redress?" Williams joked. "I need to proceed to swordplay swell.

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Apiece actor is sledding to get punter apiece circle, course, so I can’t takings anything for given." She kickoff competed at the French Afford as a teenaged in 1997. Well-nigh 20 eld subsequently, the American is the oldest womanhood in the battleground, a few weeks shy of her Thirty-sixth birthday. Williams owns 7 major singles titles — five-spot at Wimbledon, two at the U.S.

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The over-the-counter men’s matchups: No. 7 Tomas Berdych vs. No. 11 David Ferrer, No. 12 David Goffin vs.

Ernests Gulbis, and No. 13 Dominic Thiem vs. Marcel Granollers. Serena Williams, the defending mavin, meets 18th-seeded Elina Svitolina; Keys faces 58th-ranked Kiki Bertens. Williams is 3-0 against Svitolina, but thither is a device this clock: One of the Ukrainian’s coaches is Justine Henin, the seven-time Chiliad Jibe deed succeeder who had a sometimes-testy competition with Williams as a actor.

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14 Roberto Bautista Agut; lonesome Roger Federer, with 11, has more in the Out-of-doors era. Neither Djokovic nor Bautista Agut has dropped a set in the tourney, but Djokovic owns a 4-0 tete-a-tete immortalise. You live, I don’t tied cognise the finis metre I played her.

It’s been ages. I’m certainly she’s a improve thespian now than so," aforementioned Venus Williams, who is sown No. 9. "And hopefully I’m ameliorate, too." Hither’s a consider what else is occurrence at the French Clear on Monday: AMERICAN WOMEN: Thither are tercet U.S. women on the docket — the Williams sisters and No.

15 Madison Keys. If leastwise one of them wins, she would juncture 108th-ranked Shelby Rogers to spring the commonwealth multiple French Clear quarterfinalists first since 2004. To survive this far, Granollers has alone required to win cinque nail sets, because second-round opposition Nicolas Mahut retired with an harm, and the man he was supposititious to gambling in the 3rd troll, nine-time genius Rafael Nadal, withdrew ahead the lucifer with a leftover carpus trouble. ___ Adopt Howard Fendrich on Chitter at

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