Only one day after the last quarter-finals, the two women’s semi-finals of the Roland-Garros tournament take place on Thursday, June 8, on the Philippe-Chatrier court.
Aryna Sabalenka (2e world player) and Karolina Muchova (43e) will open the ball – not before 3 p.m. – to try to obtain the first ticket synonymous with the final (followed live on Lemonde.fr). If the Belarusian, better ranked, will start as the favorite, she will have to be very wary of her opponent of the day: the Czech has conceded only one set in five games (against Nadia Podoroska in the second round). The two players faced each other only once in 2019, a match which had turned to Sabalenka’s advantage (7-5/7-5).
Every Swiatek (1e) et Beatriz Haddad Maia (14e) will logically present themselves later, having played their quarter-final the day before. Impressive since the start of the tournament, the Polish defending champion will try not to be surprised by the Brazilian as was the case in Toronto a little less than a year ago, during their only confrontation (defeat 4-6/6-3/5-7).
The program of the Philippe-Chatrier court
Not before 3 p.m.
- Karolina Muchova (Czech Republic) – Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus, seeded no 2)
- Iga Swiatek (Poland, seeded no 1) – Beatriz Haddad (Brazil, seeded no 14)