Americans Wreaking Havoc At Roland Garros



Day five in Paris was a day of havoc as ten seeded players lost and the number one seed, Naomi Osaka, was pushed to the brink of elimination by Victoria Azarenka.

[51] Amanda Anisimova, still just only seventeen years continues to turn heads in the tennis world. Today she defeated world number eleven, Aryna Sabalenka, in straight sets for the second time this season. The first set was quite competitive; however, the Belarusian could not mount a comeback and Anisimova won 6-4, 6-2.

[10] Serena Williams defeated [238] Kurumi Nara (JPN) 6-3, 6-2.

[7] Mike & Bob Bryan defeated Ken & Neal Skupski (GBR) 7-5, 7-6(6).



[16] Qiang Wang (CHN) lost 3-6, 0-6 to another seventeen-year-old teenager. [104] Iga Swiatek (POL) almost captured her first title last month on clay in Lugano, she has a solid game and is quietly fierce.

Michael Steele/Getty Images Europe: Iga Swiatek

[17] Diego Schwartzman (ARG) lost 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 5-7 to his countryman, [68] Leonardo Mayer (ARG).

[21] Daria Kasatkina (RUS) lost 3-6, 1-6 to [59] Monica Puig (PUR).

[23] Fernando Verdasco (ESP) lost 4-6, 6-3, 6-7(5), 5-7 to the French wildcard, [146] Antoine Hoang.

[24] Caroline Garcia (FRA) lost 6-1, 4-6, 4-6 to [117] Anna Blinkova (RUS).

[25] Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) lost 6-4, 3-6, 6-8 to [69] Andrea Petkovic (GER).

[26] Gilles Simon (FRA) lost 1-6, 2-6, 4-6 to the qualifier [147] Salvatore Caruso (ITA).

[28] Kyle Edmund (GBR) lost to [47] Pablo Cuevas (URU) by retirement. The Brit was down two sets 6-7(3), 3-6 before he retired 1-2 in the third set with an injury.

[29] Maria Sakkari (GRE) lost to [42] Katerina Siniakova (CZE). Although the Czech player has been doing much better in doubles, she is still a dangerous player in singles when she is focused and she proved that today when she won 7-6(5), 6-7(8), 6-3.

Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Europe: Katerina Siniakova


[36] Danielle Collins lost 5-7, 1-6 to [8] Ashleigh Barty (AUS).

[42] Taylor Fritz lost 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 to [18] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP), giving the Spaniard a little revenge for his loss last week to Fritz in Lyon.

At the end of day five, one men’s singles second round has to be completed and two women’s singles second round matches have to completed. There are no American men left in the draw, with Fritz losing today; however, there are four American women left in the draw and if [14] Madison Keys can shake off the pesky Australian wild card [132] Priscilla Hon, there will be five women.

SOURCE OF IMAGES: (main image: Julian Finney/Getty Images AsiaPac- Amanda Anisimova)

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