2015 French Open: Serena, Djokovic blast into final four
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 04, 2015 05:21 PM
(Photo courtesy of RolandGarros.com)
Number one seeds Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic both made quick work of their quarterfinals opponents in Day 11 of the 2015 French Open to advance and round out the final four of their respective divisions.
Williams defeated women’s 17th seed Sara Errani, 6–1, 6–3, while Djokovic bested men’s sixth seed and five-time defending champion Rafael Nadal. For the first time since 2004, there will be a new French Open men’s singles champion not named Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer.
Day 11 results (Court Philippe Chatrier):
Women's Singles Quarterfinals: Serena Williams def. Sara Errani (6–1, 6–3)
Men's Singles Quarterfinals: Novak Djokovic def. Rafael Nadal (7–5, 6–3, 6–1)
Women’s 23rd seed Timea Bacsinszky also continued her stellar run in Roland Garros, defeating Alison Van Uytvanck, 6–4, 7–5 to clinch a semifinals spot, while men’s third seed Andy Murray had a long night against seventh seed David Ferrer, eventually winning 7–6(7–4), 6–2, 5–7, 6–1.
Day 11 results (Court Suzanne Lenglen):
Women's Singles Quarterfinals: Timea Bacsinszky def. Alison Van Uytvanck (6–4, 7–5)
Men's Singles Quarterfinals Andy Murray def. David Ferrer (7–6(7–4), 6–2, 5–7, 6–1)
Day 11 results (Court 1):
Men's Legends Over 45 Doubles: John McEnroe/Patrick McEnroe def. Pat Cash/Andrés Gómez (6–3, 6–4)
Women's Doubles Quarterfinals: Bethanie Mattek-Sands/Lucie Šafářová def. Martina Hingis/Sania Mirza (7–5, 6–2)
Women's Doubles Quarterfinals: Andrea Hlaváčková/Lucie Hradecká def. Hsieh Su-wei/Flavia Pennetta (7–5, 3–6, 7–5)
Mixed Doubles Semifinals: Bethanie Mattek-Sands/Mike Bryan def. Katarina Srebotnik/Horia Tecău (4–6, 6–3, [10–8])
Mixed Doubles Semifinals: Lucie Hradecká/Marcin Matkowski def. Zheng Jie/Henri Kontinen (7–5, 7–6(7–5)
The 2015 French Open semifinals matches are now set, with number one seed Novak Djokovic taking on number three seed Andy Murry, while ninth seed Stan Wawrinka meets 14th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on the men’s singles side.
Over on the women’s singles, number one seed Serena Williams meets number 23 seed Timea Bacsinszky, while seventh seed Ana Ivanovic meets 13th seed Lucie Safarova.