June 08, 2017

A quick look at the French Open:

WOMEN'S SEMIFINALS THURSDAY

Jelena Ostapenko beat No. 30 Timea Bacsinszky 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3; No. 3 Simona Halep beat No. 2 Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

MIXED DOUBLES FINAL THURSDAY

No. 7 Gabriela Dabrowski and Rohan Bopanna beat Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Robert Farah 2-6, 6-2, 12-10.

STAT OF THE DAY

1983 - The last time an unseeded player reached the women's final at Roland Garros. Ostapenko, ranked 47th, has done just that.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

''She's a baby, but she's a beautiful baby.'' - Bacsinszky on 20-year-old Ostapenko.

LOOKAHEAD TO FRIDAY

Fourth-seeded Rafael Nadal is bidding for a 10th French Open title, more than anyone has won at a single Grand Slam tournament in the Open era. He arrived at Roland Garros having won 17 of 18 clay-court matches this season. His opponent in the semifinals, No. 6 Dominic Thiem, entered the year's second Grand Slam tournament with some success on the surface, too, reaching a pair of finals and handing Nadal that lone loss. Their match is second on Court Philippe Chatrier, after top-ranked Andy Murray takes on No. 3 Stan Wawrinka, the 2015 champion. That match pits a pair of players with three Grand Slam titles apiece. Murray leads their head-to-head series 10-7, including a four-set victory in last year's French Open semifinals. Murray has dropped a total of three sets through five matches; Wawrinka, Nadal and Thiem have won every set they've played so far.

LOOKAHEAD TO SATURDAY

The women's final will be Halep vs. Ostapenko.

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