Muguruza knocked out of French Open

The Coupe Suzanne Lenglen will be lifted by a maiden Slam victor on Saturday.

Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland clenches her fist after scoring a point in her fourth round match against Venus Williams of the USA which Bacszinsky won in three sets 5-7, 6-2, 6-1, the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France on Sunday, June 4, 2017. "It's a very painful defeat here in the French Open". She will put her French Open shortcomings behind her fast, if she hasn't already.

Ultimately, players react to pressure in different ways.

Muguruza, however, said she was relieved her tournament was over, having had to cope with the huge pressure of defending the title in Paris.

The answer was - hard.

"It's part of the sport, it's awesome to play on such a great stage", she said.

Yesterday, Chung, Asia's rising tennis star, picked up where he had left off to hand Nishikori his first Grand Slam bagel in six years.

Caroline Wozniacki and Kristina Mladenovic oust former French Open slam champs
Pliskova, the Czech second seed, is into round four after she beat Carina Witthoft of Germany 7-5, 6-1. I can't really understand. "I don't know what people were expecting".

"I noticed once when they kind of screamed between her first and second serve, but that's because they thought it's a double fault because the first serve was a let". Maria Sharapova had struggled with injury just two tournaments into her comeback after a doping ban, and was denied a wildcard for both the main draw and the qualifying event, so the tournament was (and still is) up for grabs. The Spaniard suggested she was unhappy with the partisan crowd as she wagged her finger at them as she made her exit.

This was Muguruza's first attempt at defending a Grand Slam championship, and she ran into a determined Mladenovic, who was backed by a vocal crowd of countrymen who chanted her nickname, Kiki, throughout the match.

"The crowd was really tough today", Muguruza said at a news conference that was halted at one point so she could compose herself after getting choked up. "I just think that they were a little bit disrespectful of my game", she said. The chair umpire has to always calm the crowd down.

"I think she speaks like 25 languages, I heard", responded Muguruza sarcastically.

"Go for it, we're here in the good and the bad, so go for it", she said with a straight face. You know, I know she makes a lot of double faults. I obviously was a little bit nervous. "Also because the feeling". Add it all up, and it means that there will be a first-time major title victor at the end of the tournament.

"I love this tournament no matter what happens", said Muguruza, who claimed not to have been distracted by Mladenovic's cries of "Forza!" after the Spaniard's errors. "Hopefully I can keep going this way". I think it's just - it's gonna sound weird, but I'm actually happy that this stage of the year is done, because I wanted to go as far as possible.

With Alize Cornet taking on Caroline Garcia in the fourth round on Monday, two Frenchwomen will be in the last eight for the first time since 1994. "They were all tough, all three of them". She also was the runner-up to the American at Wimbledon in 2015.

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