2011 French Open - Day 10 action
Cruising on clay
No. 3 Roger Federer of Switzerland continued his 2011 French Open streak of winning each match in straight sets, topping No. 9 Gael Monfils of France 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (3) on May 31, 2011.
Lining it up
Hitting just 24 winners to 53 unforced errors wasn't a winning combination for France's Gael Monfils in the quarterfinals against Switzerland's Roger Federer in Day 10 French Open action.
In beating No. 9 Gael Monfils, No. 3 Roger Federer won 36 of his 47 first-serve points and 25 of his 41 second-serve points.
Losing his footing
Although No. 9 Gael Monfils of France converted three of his four break point opportunities and saved 11 break point chances on his own serve, No. 3 Roger Federer of Switzerland still earned five breaks in the three-set, 154-minute match.
Showing his relief
No. 4 Andy Murray of Great Britain trailed two sets to none and trailed 2-5 in the final set but came back each time to record a 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 victory over No. 15 Viktor Troicki of Serbia on May 31, 2011.
Feeling the strain
Each year Serbia's Viktor Troicki has played at the French Open, starting in 2008, he has finished one round better than he did the previous time around. In 2011 he made it to the fourth round before losing in five sets to Great Britain's Andy Murray.
Running it down
Hitting 64 winners to 63 unforced errors helped No. 4 Andy Murray outlast No. 15 Viktor Troicki in a match that lasted 236 minutes and spanned across two days. Troicki hit 42 winners to 48 unforced errors in the match.
Upset at the ump
Annoyed with a few calls in his Day 10 match against No. 4 Andy Murray, No. 15 Viktor Troicki argued his case to the chair umpire. Troicki converted seven of his 13 break point chances and saved 14 break points on his serve but still was broken nine times by Murray in their five-set match.
Jumping back into it
Defending French Open champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy, the No. 5 seed in 2011, was routed in the first set of her quarterfinal match against No. 14 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia before rallying for a 1-6, 7-5, 7-5 victory in 154 minutes.
Despite winning four more points than Day 10 opponent No. 5 Francesca Schiavone of Italy (104 to 100), No. 14 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia couldn't pull out the three-set victory. Still, it marked her farthest trip into any Grand Slam tournament.
Italy's Francesca Schiavone hit 32 winners to the 25 hit by Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and 39 unforced errors to the No. 14 seed's 40 on May 31, 2011.
Going back home
Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova converted eight of 17 net approaches against Italy's Francesca Schiavone, who won 16 of the 24 points she came to net in their quarterfinal match at Roland Garros.
Winning a total of 81 points and losing 72, France's Marion Bartoli, the No. 11 seed, earned a 7-6 (4), 6-4 quarterfinal victory over Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova, the No. 13 seed.
Serving ups and downs
Although No. 13 Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia won 31 of her 52 first-serve points, she won just 12 of her 31 second-serve points in a straight-set defeat at the hands of No. 11 Marion Bartoli of France.
In 10 previous French Open appearances, No. 11 Marion Bartoli of France had lost in the first round five times, the second round three times and the third and fourth rounds once each. With her straight-set victory over No. 13 Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia, Bartoli moved into the semifinals at Roland Garros for the first time.
On the wrong foot
Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova hit seven more winners than France's Marion Bartoli on Day 10, but she also hit 12 more unforced errors.