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French Open Day 10: Ostapenko, Bacsinszky set up battle of the birthdays

French Open Day 10: Ostapenko, Bacsinszky set up battle of the birthdays

PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY: Latvian Jelena Ostapenko produced her best tennis of the tournament to upset former world number one Caroline Wozniacki 4-6 6-2 6-2 on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

Both Timea Bacsinszky and Jelena Ostapenko will celebrate birthdays on Thursday, but one will be left crying into her cake as they face off in the French Open semi-finals.

Home favourite Kristina "Kiki" Mladenovic failed to handle the atmosphere, the wind or the rain, as well as Timea Bacsinszky who checked into the semi-finals with a 6-4 6-4 win.

"I have to change something compared to the last matches", Thiem, the youngest of the quarterfinalists, said.

Two more quarterfinals matches featuring all seeded players take place on Wednesday at Roland Garros.

"It was tough because we had to go away two times from the court", Ostapenko, the world number 47, said.

"I knew", the 47th-ranked Ostapenko said, "I had to be aggressive all match".

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The first women's semifinal match at the French Open is underway.

Despite that attachment, she admitted she was struck by nervous anxiety on the eve of Tuesday's quarter-final.

And sure enough Mladenovic - who trailed Jennifer Brady 3-0 in the third set in the first round and a second American, Shelby Rogers, 5-2 in the third set in the third round - temporarily lifted her game to lead 3-1 in the second. "She did in the second set, but I managed to close it off in three, which I'm happy about". She broke down in tears during her postmatch speech to the crowd, which regaled her with chants of her nickname, "Kiki!"

Wozniacki, who has never made the semi-finals of the French Open, led 2-1 again in the decider before another rain delay. This is the first Grand Slam tournament since the 1979 Australian Open that none of the eight women's quarterfinalists had won a major title. "I'm getting more confident, so if I keep it up, I think anything can happen". Ostapenko came into this tournament with nearly zero grand slam success, but the 19-year-old has beaten three straight top-50 players and is fresh off a match in which she hit 46 winners.

The win puts the 27-year-old Swiss into the French Open semi-finals for the second time, having been beaten in the last four by Serena Williams in 2015. Bacsinszky banged a backhand crosscourt for a fourth break point and when Mladenovic floated a forehand the Swiss capped a 10-minute game with her third break. The last player to win their first tour-level trophy at a Grand Slam was Guga Kuerten.

Donald Young and Santiago Gonzalez are through to the men's doubles final at the French Open. "She makes a lot of unforced errors, but hit 38 winners to Wozniacki's six as she coped so well with her first taste of a Grand Slam quarter-final".


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