Jessica Pegula qualified for the French Open quarter-finals. Madison Keys fired

Jessica Pegola She became the third American woman to reach the French Open quarter-finals on Monday, but Madison Keys She failed to join the group because she crashed after a strong start to her fourth round match at Roland Garros.

world number 1 Iga SweatkIn the meantime, he dropped the first set before the Chinese teenager got past Cheng Chenwen6-7 (5), 6-0, 6-2, for her 32nd straight win – tying her third longest winning streak on the Women’s Tour since 2000.

The 26-year-old, seeded 11th, will face Swatek in the quarterfinals.

After losing the first set, Pegula battled for a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over Romania’s playoffs. Irina Camelia Peugeot And advance to the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam tournament for the second time in a row.

No. 11 Pegula, whose parents own the NFL Buffalo Bills and the NHL’s Buffalo Sabers, and Swiatek are the only top 15 seed left in the women’s category.

Pegula, whose previous round reached the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam tournaments, at the Australian Open last year and this year, arrived in Paris and scored 2-3 in her career on clay, one time remaining in the third round.

The 31-year-old Pego, who had won the previous two meetings with Pegula in straight sets, lost 0-3 in their fourth-round matches at the Grand Prix. She was fined $10,000 earlier during the French Open after she threw her racket, which bounced into the stands and threw a child into the stands.

Swiatek’s 20-set winning streak against Qinwen ended, but it was regardless of her match streak reaching 32. Venus Williams He tops that list with 35 in 2000, followed by Serena Williams With 34 in 2013 and Justin Henin With 32 in 2008.

Swiatek, the 2020 French Open champion, rocked an uncharacteristically problematic period and came back to defeat 19-year-old Qinwen.

Swiatektook led 3-0, 5-2 in the first set but couldn’t finish it, wasting five set points on aggregate. In the tiebreak, Swiatek scored five straight points to lead 5-2 – 74th-ranked Zeng responded by taking the next five. This was the first group that Swiatek has given away since April 23.

Zheng’s movement wasn’t good at the start of the second set and it took medical time to stabilize her upper right leg during the 3-0 loss. Swiatek grabbed eight straight games to own the second set and is leading 2-0 in the third set and won’t let the lead slip away.

When he finished, I yelled “Come!” She shook her right fist.

Earlier on Monday, Keys completely lost control after an impressive opening set, losing 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 to Russia. Veronika Kudermitova In Paris.

Keys, the 22nd seed who reached the semi-finals at Roland Garros in 2018 and the quarter-finals the following year, was helpless against Kudremetova, who used a heavy forehand on Court Philippe Chatrier to put Keys on the defensive.

Kudermetova advanced to the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time.

Keys dominated the first set but lost her rhythm after Kudermetova took a bathroom break before the second set.

She held Keys’ serve and then broke it to lead 2-0 on the second, which served up a seventh set point.

“I tried to believe in myself and believe. That was my key,” said the 29th seed, who will face her Russian colleague Kodermetova. Daria Kasatkina in the quarter-finals.

“Sometimes I’ve been trying to play harder, sometimes smarter. I did really well today.”

Kudermetova, who has never gone past the third singles round in any of her previous 12 major tournaments, smashed the opener of the third set after losing 40-0, except for a break in the fourth game, dominating the rest of the match.

Keys was the runner-up at the 2017 US Open and was a semi-finalist at the Australian Open.

Kasatkina represented her best performance at a major tournament by reaching the quarter-finals with a 6-2 6-2 victory over Camila Giorgi.

20th-seeded Kasatkina saved a break point while serving for the match and clinched it after successive errors from Giorgi.

“I’m excited for the quarter-finals at Roland Garros and, most importantly, it doesn’t matter who is on the other side of the net,” said Kasatkina, who reached the quarter-finals of the French Open and Wimbledon in 2018.

The Keys’ loss prevented the United States from qualifying four women to the quarter-finals at Roland Garros for the first time since 2002. Sloane StephensThe 2017 US Open Champion, aged 18 Coco Guff I already made Sunday.

The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.

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