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TENNIS: French Open round up

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2013 | 7:06 AM

Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will meet in a much-anticipated French Open semi-final today after both won their quarterfinals in straight sets yesterday.

Seven-time champion Nadal saw off Stanislas Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 on Court Philippe Chatrier, while world number one Djokovic beat Tommy Haas 6-3, 7-6, 7-5 on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and David Ferrer will face off in the other semi-final today.

In the women’s draw, reigning champion Maria Sharapova edged into the semi-finals with a battling victory over Jelena Jankovic.

The Russian second seed fought back from a first-set whitewash to claim a 0-6, 6-4, 6-3 success at Roland Garros.

She will now meet Victoria Azarenka, who beat Maria Kirilenko 7-6, 6-2.

Top seed Serena Williams and Sara Errani will face off in the other semi-final.

Both won their quarterfinal match on Tuesday.


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