Despite a long delay due to rain, the first two women's quarter-finals matches at the Roland Garros were completed. The home favourite Kristina Mladenovic was beaten by Timea Bacsinszky 6/4 6/4. With this result, Marion Bartoli is still the last French player in the women's draw to reach semis in Paris in 2011.
The Swiss player reaches her second semifinal at Grand Slam level after 2015 Roland Garros. At the beginning of the match, also due to wind, rain and tough conditions overall, Mladenovic started playing bad, while Bacsinszky was straightaway very fast, and on 4-4 after 18 points played Timea managed to break her opponent and won the set 6-4.
In the second set the match was suspended on 1-all break point for Bacsinszky. After almost a five-hour break, the French player went up 3-1, but from then she won only one of the six remaining games. Mladenovic didn't convert a break point when she was down 4-5, and ended the match hitting a drop shot unforced error.
Bacsinszky, who will be at least No. 22 by next week, will face Jelena Ostapenko next. The Latvian player beat Caroline Wozniacki 4-6 6-2 6-2. Ostapenko reached her first Grand Slam semifinal in career and broke into the top 25, she will be No.
21. After the first set, Wozniacki started playing too far away from the baseline, and from the second set it was completely a different story. Ostapenko started dictating the points, and in the third set from 2-1 Wozniacki, she won five games in a row.
The 19-year-old is the youngest player to advance to the women's Semifinals in Paris since Ivanovic in 2007. Women's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Tuesday: