Menstrual cramps derail Zheng's French Open dream in loss to Swiatek

31/5/2022 1:03:00 AM

Menstrual cramps derail Zheng's French Open dream in loss to Swiatek

Menstrual cramps derail Zheng's French Open dream in loss to Swiatek

Chinese teenager Zheng Qinwen suffered with menstrual cramps as she lost to Poland's Iga Swiatek in the French Open fourth round on Monday after taking a set off the world number one. Zheng, 19, looked on track for a major upset when she claimed the opener in a tiebreak before Swiatek took control to win

LinkedIn Chinese teenager Zheng Qinwen suffered with menstrual cramps as she lost to Poland's Iga Swiatek in the French Open fourth round on Monday after taking a set off the world number one.have put top-level tennis on hold for more than two years.LinkedIn PARIS : Norway's Casper Ruud and Denmark's Holger Rune led a Viking charge into the last 16 of the French Open with impressive wins at Roland Garros on Saturday.PARIS : Highlights of the eighth day at the French Open, the second Grand Slam of the year, on Sunday (times GMT): 1204 FERNANDEZ SEES OFF ANISIMOVA U.

Zheng, 19, looked on track for a major upset when she claimed the opener in a tiebreak before Swiatek took control to win 6-7(5) 6-0 6-2 for her 32nd straight victory.Zheng said she had no pain during the opening set but took a medical time out at 3-0 down in the second, having her back massaged on court before going to the locker room and returning with her right thigh strapped.Zheng faces world number one Iga Swiatek on Monday for a place in the quarter-finals after her third-round opponent Alize Cornet retired with a thigh injury."Yeah, the leg was also tough.Things looked bad for Ruud when a fired-up Sonego won the third set 6-1 to move within a set of progressing, but the 23-year-old took control to win 6-2 6-7(3) 1-6 6-4 6-3.That compared to the stomach was easy.She had a go at basketball and badminton before choosing tennis..READ MORE: French Open order of play on Sunday Medvedev pushing for return to top of world rankings Ruud and Rune lead Viking charge into last 16 at French Open China's Zheng continues French Open run in city of dreams Tsitsipas hammers Ymer to cruise into fourth round in Paris Injured Badosa retires, Giorgi packs off Sabalenka in Paris Jeering from home French crowd hurt more than injury pain, says Cornet Second seed Medvedev trounces Kecmanovic in straight sets for fourth-round spot Swiatek runs into trouble but reaches French Open last 16 No conflict over 'Uncle Toni' as Auger-Aliassime faces Nadal (Compiled by Dhruv Munjal and Hritika Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by Clare Fallon and Mark Potter) Source: Reuters.

.In 2013, US talent scouts spotted Zheng at an open junior tournament in Florida and she signed her first contract with leading sports management agency IMG at the age of 11.He will face 12th seed Hubert Hurkacz in the last 16.I cannot play my tennis, (my) stomach was too painful," Zheng, ranked 74 in the world, told reporters."It's just girls things, you know.She watches 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer at every opportunity.The first day is always so tough and then I have to do sport and I always have so much pain in the first day.He will face Greek fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas next.And I couldn't go against my nature..

"I wish I can be a man on court, but I cannot in that moment..inspiring me," Zheng wrote on China's twitter-like Weibo in August..I really wish I can be (a) man (so) that I don't have to suffer from this.TRAINS IN SPAIN Zheng has been based in Barcelona for the past two years and is coached by former top-100 men's player Pere Riba." Zheng, who made her Grand Slam debut at the Australian Open this year, said she had tried her best to compete but was happy she had progressed to the second week.

"If I don't talk about today, I'm happy with my performance (on) this run.DREAM-CHASING FOODIE The outspoken teenager has adopted the nickname Ana and she calls herself a"foodie" who likes to"chase dreams" and a video on Weibo in 2019 shows her to be a dab hand at making dumplings.And to play against the number one in the world, I felt I really enjoyed (it) on the court," she added."If I don't have my stomach (pain) I think I could enjoy more, like to run better and to hit harder, to give more effort on court."The present is just chasing dreams.It's a pity that I couldn't give what I want to give today."I just want (it so that) next time I play against her, I (am in) perfect shape.She has reached five second-tier ITF finals in that time and won them all, without dropping a set.

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