French Open 2024: Daniil Medvedev, Aryna Sabalenka Breeze Into Third Round – News18

Daniil Medvedev moved into the third round of the French Open on Thursday after his opponent Miomir Kecmanovic retired while trailing the fifth seed 6-1, 5-0.

Medvedev will play 31st seed Mariano Navone of Argentina or Czech player Tomas Machac for a place in the last 16. Medvedev’s best run at Roland Garros came in 2021 when he reached the quarter-finals.

Aryna Sabalenka charged into the third round on Thursday with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Japanese qualifier Moyuka Uchijima in 62 minutes.

The two-time Australian Open champion meets former world number two Paula Badosa or Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva for a spot in the last 16.

Second seed Sabalenka, a semi-finalist in Paris in 2023, has made at least the last four at her past six Grand Slams and is expected to be Iga Swiatek’s chief rival in the Pole’s bid for a fourth French Open title.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – AFP)