It’s over for Pliskova as a star is born – Roland-Garros, day five

Great Britain Dan Evans was sent into a tailspin in the second round after a four-set loss to Mikael Ymer.

Meanwhile, a new star was born after a French 227-ranked wildcard beat world number eight.

Here, the PA press agency looks back on the fifth day of Roland-Garros.

Picture of the day

Chair umpire Jaume Campistol helps Madison Keys untangle his collar (Jean-François Badias/AP)


Game of the day

Third seed Paula Badosa had to dig deep to pass Kaja Juvan, with the Spaniard eventually winning 7-5 3-6 6-2.

Blow of the day

Frenchman Hugo Gaston uses local knowledge to take a shortcut.

Shock of the day

No competition. French joker Leolia Jeanjean, ranked 227th in the world and playing her first Grand Slam at the age of 26 after giving up tennis for nearly five years, stunned eighth seed Karolina Pliskova 6-2 6-2. “Even I don’t have an explanation,” she said.

Statistics of the day

Jeanjean is the lowest-ranked woman to win a match against a top-10 player at Roland Garros since Conchita Martinez beat Lori McNeil in 1988.

quote of the day

I thought I would have lost in the first round in straight sets, and ended up beating a top 10 player

Leolia Jeanjean

A close shave

A young boy was lucky to escape when IIrina-Camelia Begu inadvertently bounced her racket into the crowd, narrowly missing him. Begu was also lucky to somehow avoid a default.

fallen seeds

Women: Karolina Pliskova (8), Danielle Collins (9), Simona Halep (19), Ekaterina Alexandrova (30) Men: Nikoloz Basilashvili (22), Frances Tiafoe (24), Dan Evans (29).

British watch

Evans looked clearly in a bad mood as he slipped to a 6-3 3-6 6-2 6-3 loss against Swedishn’s Ymer will miss a place in the third round for the first time.


UK number one Cameron Norrie takes on Russian 21st seed Karen Khachanov as he gives everyone the second week of a Grand Slam for the first time. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are also in action as there is a tasty night match between two rising stars, Carlos Alcaraz and Sebastian Korda.

It’s over for Pliskova as a star is born – Roland-Garros, day five

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