Paris (AP) – German tennis player Laura Siegemund will fight on Wednesday at the French Open in Paris for a place in the semi-finals.
The 32-year-old from Metzingen will take on two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic in the first game of the day (12:00 pm / Eurosport) on the Center Court. For Siegemund it is the first quarter finals in one Grand Slam tournament.
“Petra is a tough opponent and it will be a very different game than the one I have played so far”, the Swabian said, referring to the game with the number seven seed Kvitova. Until now she mainly played against gravity specialists. “She plays differently, she serves so strongly that you don’t get a second chance in the rallies,” said Siegemund of the 30-year-old.
The two Americans Danielle Collins and Sofia Kenin then face each other in Paris.
In the men’s first quarter-final duel between Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrej Rublev from Russia. The meeting is the new edition of the Hamburg final just over a week ago. Rublev triumphed in the final of the traditional tournament in Rothenbaum. In the final on Wednesday, world number one Novak Djokovic from Serbia and Spaniard Pablo Carreño Busta face each other. On Monday, he had defeated German pro Daniel Altmaier in the eighth finals.
This game also brings back memories: at the US Open, Djokovic was disqualified in the round of 16 against Carreño Busta for hitting a linesman while throwing a ball.