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China’s 19-year-old Zheng Qinwen, playing for the first time at the French Open, lost in the fourth round to world number one Inga Switek. He was so sorry for not beating the world number one, that after the match he said that if he was a boy, he would not have to face periods. Actually, in this match, Zheng won in the first set, but later he had to face defeat in two sets. Due to this his dream of defeating the world number one could not be fulfilled.
Zheng Qinwen is participating in the French Open for the first time.
Zheng won the first set 7-6
Zheng won the first set in a tiebreaker 7-6 over Iga Switek. After that Switek defeated them in two consecutive sets 6-0, 6-2 to show them the way out of the tournament. Zheng also had to take medical time during the match.
The reason for the defeat given after the match
After the match, Zheng explained the reason for his defeat, saying, ‘I was not worried because of the injury. I was more worried because of periods. This problem started even before the match. Because of this, I had a stomach ache in the middle of the match. Which was difficult for me to bear. It was the first day of periods. It has always been difficult for me. I always have so much pain on the first day. But I have to play. I can’t go against nature. I wish I was a man, so I wouldn’t have to face it.’
Zheng defeated the 2018 winner in the second round.
Zheng showed her way out in the second round, beating former world number one and 2018 champion Simona Halep 6-2, 6-2, 6-1.
32nd consecutive win for Inga Switek.
SWITEK in the quarterfinals for the third time in a row
Switek has reached the quarter-finals for the third time in a row at the French Open. This is also his 32nd consecutive win. She has lost in a set for the first time since 23 April. She lost a set to Lyudmila Samsonova in the semi-finals in Stuttgart before losing her first set to Zheng.
World No. 1 praised Zheng
Inga Switek, who reached the quarter-finals for the third time in a row, praised the 19-year-old Chinese player. She said, ‘I was surprised by his shots. He played some really good shots, many congratulations for that. I was disappointed with the loss in the first set, then I am happy to be able to win the match after coming back and taking the lead.