20:51: Garbine Muguruza is the last player to reach the quarterfinals in the women's singles draw today. The Spaniard keeps her dream-run alive as she takes out France's Pauline Parmentier in 2 sets, 6-4 6-2 in 80 minutes.
20:30: the only match left playing is on Philippe Chatrier. Garbine Muguruza leads Pauline Parmentier 6-4 4-1. 20:27: Maria Sharapova impressive in the third set, plays every single point like it was the last. Wins the set 6-0 and completes her comeback.
The Russian wins 3-6 6-4 6-0 in 2 hours and 3 minutes. 20:15: Stosur misses a chance to break back. Sharapova up 5-0 in the third. The Russian is on fire, wins the game after defending Nadal-Style and winning the point with a backhand down the line.
20:08: The Russian almost unplayable in the third set. Hits hard, runs on every ball. Stosur in confusion as Sharapova leads 3-0. The russian has won 24 of the last 30 points played in the match. 19:56: Maria Sharapova wins the second set 6-4! The Russian hits harder, the Australian misses more.
19:52: Terrible game from the Australian. Sharapova breaks and serves for the second set up 5-4. 19:48: Sam Stosur holds serve again and is up 4-3 in the second set, after winning the first against Maria Sharapova on Suzanne Lenglen 19:40: Soon Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in his press conference.
Announced to be in the main room at 19:30 the French still hasn't showed up 19:38: Sam Stosur in great form as she hits a forehand winner to keep serve and lead a set and 3-2 in the second against Maria Sharapova. 19:32: Maria Sharapova up a break in the second set, still not convincing.
Maria hits way too many unforced errors with her backhand. Loses her 2-0 lead with a double fault. Stosur gets back to 2-2 in the second set. 19:15: Sam Stosur wins the first set against Maria Sharapova on Suzanne Lenglen. 6-3 to the Australian.
19:06: Error after error the match is over! Novak Djokovic rolls over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets, wins 6-1 6-4 6-1. 18:55: Novak Djokovic on a roll, leads Tsonga 6-1 6-4 4-0 on Philippe Chatrier 18:42: Black hat and black sweatshirt for Federer in his press conference after losing to Gulbis.
Read Here! 18:05: On Philippe Chatrier Novak Djokovic has closed out the first set against Tsonga. The Serb won 6-1 in 26 minutes. Too many unfroced errors from the French, 13 in total, caompared to Novak's 5. 18:02: Milos Raonic is into the quarter-finals, fourth Canadian ever to reach the feat in a Slam, first Candian Man in the Open Era! Milos beats Granollers 6-3 6-3 6-3 closing the match with a backhand volley winner.
18:00: Tsonga makes it to the scoreboard! Djokovic leads 5-1 in the first set, serves to close out the set after 22 minutes 17:56: Djokovic seeks his 20th consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal. He is currently 3rd in the all time list, with Federer who has reached a total of 36 consecutive Slam quarters and Connors 27.
Nole is bidding to reach the last 8 in Paris for the 5th consecutive time. The Serb has won the last 33 matches he has played against a French opponent. So many that the French imagined what it could have been without him. Read Here! 17:52: Djokovic on a roll on Philipp Chatrier, leads Tsonga 4-0.
On Suzanne Lenglen Milos Raonic is up 2 sets to 0 and 4-2 in the third set against Granollers 17:49: Way to Start! Jo-Wilfried Tsonga starts his match against Novak Djokovic losing his serve. Novak leads 3-0. 17:30: Milos Raonic leads 6-3 6-3 over Marcel Granollers on Suzanne Lenglen.
At 18:30 Ernests Gulbis is expected to give his press conference 17:15: Federer 59 unforced errors in the match, Gulbis 53. 42 winners for the Swiss, 53 for the Latvian 17:12: Ernests Gulbis made it! The Latvian reaches the French Open quarterfinals taking out 4th seed Roger Federer in 5 sets.
6-7 7-6 6-2 4-6 6-3 in 3 hours and 42 minutes. Federer misses a backhand in the corridor on the match point 17:08: Solid game from Federer on his serve. Up 5-3 Gulbis serves to win the match in the 5th set! 17:06: Good serves, a backhand winner, a forehand winner, and a drop shot winner. Way to play in a tense situation.
Gulbis holds serve, leads 5-2 in the fifth. Federer to serve to stay in the match! 17:00: Gulbis insists on playing on Federer's backhand. The choice pays off as the Swiss hits many unforced errors and Gulbis leads 4-1 in the 5th set.
Federer then holds serve. 4-2 Gulbis. 16:52: Gulbis holds serve. Leads 3-0 in the fith set. 16:48: BREAK! Roger Federer hits his 56th unforced error to allow the Latvian with an important break of serve. Gulbis leads 2-0 16:35: SET! 10-1 for Gulbis since coming back from medical treatment.
Then Federer uses his serve to get back into the game and win the set 6-4! 16:30: The suspension does well to the Latvian, who gets back on court and breaks the Swiss to get back to 3-5 in the 4th set. Since coming back from the medical time out, Gulbis won 8 points to 1.
The score is 5-4 Federer in the 4th set 16:23: Gulbis leaves the court with the trainer, probably a problem with the left thigh for the Latvian 16:21: Break again! Federer breaks Gulbis once again to take a 5-2 lead in the 4th set.
The Latvian seems tired, talks to the chair umpire asking for something, probably the trainer, who arrives on court 16:13: BREAK! Roger Federer breaks Gulbis, takes a 3-2 lead in the 4th set 16:03: Federer struggles to keep up with the Latvian's rhythm. Gulbis leads 2-1 in the fourth set 15:52: SET! Ernests Gulbis wins the third set as Federe misses with his forehand again.
The Latvian wins the set 6-2 to take a 2-1 set lead after 2 hours and 22 minutes. 15:48: Finally a very good point! A long rally won by Gulbis with the help of the net, which slows Federer's drop shot. The Latvian leads 5-2 in the third.
15:44: Break! Ernests Gulbis breaks Federer, leads 4-2 in the third set. Federer was up 5-3 in the second set, before losing it 7-6 in the tie break 15:40: Carla Suarez Navarro reaches her 4th Grand Slam quarterfinal, the first at the French Open since 2008, when she reached the feat as a qualifier.
The Spaniard beats Alja Tomljanovic 6-3 6-3 15:38: On Philippe Chatrier the match is intense, you can feel the players' nerves. Gulbis fights with the chair umpire because he takes too much time between the points. Federer shouts in German when he wins a point.
Unfortunately the unforced errors are many more than the winners. Gulbis leads 3-2 in the third. No breaks. 15:25: On Suzanne Lenglen Carla Suarez Navarro leads 6-3 4-2 against Ajla Tomljanovic 15:22: First 'Come On' in the match for Roger Federer as he hits a cross court backhand passing shot winner 15:20: One set All! Ernests Gulbis wins the second set 7-3 in the tie break as Federer misses long 15:06: Racquet Smash! Gulbis puts his foot on his racquet and pulls! New way to smash a racquet! Then he gives the broken tool to a spectator.
Great show, not very helpful. The Latvian misses two chances to break Federer's serve and go on to serve for the set. The score is 6-5 Federer 15:00: Gulbis Holds serve. 5-5 14:58: Federer misses 2 set points as Gulbis breaks.
The Swiss throws a forehand in the net, 5-4 for him in the second set. 14:54: Roger Federer serves for the second set 5-3 against Gulbis. The Swiss keeps on prompts himsels in German today 14:28: Federer bids to reach his 42nd Grand Slam quarterfinal and become the record man, taking the lead in the special chart ahead of Jimmy Connors, who has 41 Slam quarters.
Federer also tries to reach the quarter-finals in Paris for the 10th consecutive year. Only Connors, Edberg and Lendl have reached 10 consecutive quarter-finals in a Grand Slam event. As Federer has already reached at least 10 consecutive quarters at the Australian Open (2004-2014) and at Wimbledon (2003-2012) he could become the first player in history to reach the feat at 3 different Grand Slam events.
14:22: Roger Federer wins the first set with a winning forehand passing shot. 7-6(5) for the 4th seed 14:10: HE MADE IT! Andy Murray hits a backhand cross court winner to take marathon match against Kohlschreiber by 3-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 12-10 14:05: Federer Gublis 4-5 in a not very enthusiastic first set.
On Suzanne Lenglen Murray and Kohlschreiber are 11-10 for Murray in the 5th 13:55: Roger Federer breaks back and shouts something in German. Score is 4-3 Gulbis 13:50: On Suzanne Lenglen Philipp Kohlschreiber and Andy Murray are back on court.
Score is 10-9 for the Brit. Gulbis breaks Federer to take a 4-2 lead in the first set! 13:40: On Philippe Chatrier Roger Federer is on court against Ernests Gulbis. The score is 2-1 for the Latvian with no breaks of serve. 13:32: Eugenie Bouchard in her press conference: "I don't have friends on the tour".
Read it HERE! 13:20: Tomas Berdych plays three identical sets to beat John Isner 6-4 6-4 6-4 13:15: Fernando Verdasco beats Richard Gasquet in the prosecution of yesterday's match with the final score of 6-3 6-2 6-3. 13:00: Tomas Berdych is dominating John Isner on Suzanne Lenglen.
The Czech, 6th seed in Paris, is up 6-4 6-4 4-3 12:29 Tomas Berdych takes the second set 6-4 to go two sets to love up against John Isner. Berdych had won the first set by same scoreline, 6-4. 12:02: Impressive performance by Eugenie Bouchard.
The Canadian reaches the quarterfinals dominating Angelique Kerber 6-1 6-2 in 52 minutes, as a return from the German exits the court long on the match point. Tomas Berdych is up a set and a break again the second set, as he breaks Isner in the first game to lead 2-0.
11:54: Tomas Berdych wins the first set against Isner. Crcucial the break got by the Czech in the first game. First set score is 6-4. Eugenie Bouchard is on a roll on Philippe Chatrier as she leads 8th seed Kerber 6-1 5-1. 11:35: Eugenie Bouchard wins the first set against Kerber.
6-1 for the young Canadian. 11:26: For the full schedule of the day CLICK HERE, for the full preview and predictions CLICK HERE! 11:24: Another break of serve on Philippe Chatrier. Eugenie Bouchard is on a roll. Hits a forehand down the line, leads 5-0 against Angelique Kerber 11:05: On Philippe Chatrier and Suzanne Lenglen the match have just started, and there are already breaks of serve. Berdych breaks Isner in the first set to lead 1-0.
Bouchard breaks Kerber twice to lead 3-0 10:45: Seen how Le Quotidien this year seems to be a lucky charm rather than a jinx, the French dared to try their luck once more. So here you have Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on the front page.
Title: "Tsonga, the colossal loss". A reminder of what happened at the French Open in 2012, when Jo had 4 match points against Djokovic before losing in 5 sets.
Here it is: 10:30: Clouds are many crowding the sky in Paris.
The weather forecast predicts rain could possibly hit the Stadium in the afternoon, but the chances are slim. The program today should be completed.