It is shortly turning into a day of upsets on the French Open, with Italian qualifier Martina Trevisan beating the fifth-seeded Kiki Bertens 6-Four, 6-Four.
Enjoying in her first French Open and solely her second Grand Slam match, Trevisan’s reward for ousting her Dutch opponent is a quarterfinal towards Polish teenager Iga Swiatek, who downed the top-seeded Simona Halep simply moments earlier.
Bertens might solely watch helplessly as Trevisan sealed the victory with a backhand lob from the baseline that soared over her opponent’s head. The Italian dropped her racket with delight because the ball landed in.
“I am residing in a dream,” Trevisan stated. “On my God, I am unable to imagine it.”
Ranked 159th, Trevisan fell within the first spherical on her Grand Slam debut, on the Australian Open this yr.
Earlier within the night, Polish teenager Iga Swiatek ousted the 2018 champion and top-seeded Simona Halep from the French Open, profitable 6-1, 6-2 to succeed in her first Grand Slam quarterfinal.
Swiatek, the one teenager who reached the fourth spherical, avenged a crushing defeat by Halep on the similar stage final yr. The Romanian received that match 6-1, 6-Zero, in simply 45 minutes.