The semi-finals of the women's draw in Rome will be played without Iga Swiatek who retired during her quarter-final against Elena Rybakina.
(Updated Wednesday, May 19 at 9:13 a.m.). Roland-Garros learned of Rafael Nadal's package on Thursday, May 18. The tournament is now concerned about the state of health of Iga Swiatek who was injured on Wednesday May 17 in the quarter-finals of the Masters 1000 in Rome against Elena Rybakina. The Kazakh therefore made it to the semi-finals of the Italian tournament. The last square is scheduled for this afternoon. The world number 6 will face the winner of Roland-Garros 2017, Jelena Ostapenko.
Earlier, Russian Veronika Kudermetova will challenge Anhelina Kalinina. In the quarterfinals, the Ukrainian won a river match against Beatriz Haddad Maia. Their duel lasted 3:41. This is the longest match in this tournament. Will she have recovered enough? The player had a day off and could be ready to compete in this meeting where she is not the favorite. Kudermetova has been on the court for less time, but she has only lost two sets so far.
With Aryna Sabalenka eliminated, Iga Swiatek's only remaining rival is Elena Rybakina who will stand in her way in the quarter-finals. The Kazakh already has three wins over the Pole this season.
Novak Djokovic and Holger Rune are in the quarterfinals like Daniil Medvedev or Casper Ruud who held their rank. Francisco Cerundolo and Yannick Hanfmann are two surprises in this "final 8".