French Open 2023: Rybakina pulls out, Ruud and Gauff in action on day seven – live | French Open 2023

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Key events

Number four seed Ruud has lost the first set 6-4 to Zhang, he isn’t looking too confident so far but he has just hit a lovely shot with a beautiful forehand to secure a 1-0 lead in the second set. Let me know what you are up to today and if you have any yummy treats .

Casper Ruud is already in action in the third round but he is currently losing the first set 5-4 to Zhang Zhizhen. In the other men’s match currently happening Thiago Seyboth Wild took the first set 6-3 against Yoshihito Nishioka, who is 2-1 up in the second.

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Rybakina out after withdrawal

Kazakhstani Elena Rybakina withdrew from her third round match against Sara Sorribes Tormo just minutes before it was due to take place. The player had been on an eight match winning streak heading into the clash but will not play. The reasons behind it are not clear yet and we’ll bring you any updates that come through. Tormo will face either Beatriz Haddad Maia or Ekaterina Alexandrova in the next round.

Preamble

Hello and welcome to day seven of the French Open! There are an array of great matches on today so let me run you through some highlights in the schedule.

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In the men’s draw Casper Ruud has already started his third round match against Zhang Zhizen and we will be bringing you all the updates from that one shortly. Later in the men’s singles Holgar Rune will take on Genaro Alberto Olivieri.

The big news out of the women’s singles is 2022 Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina has had to withdraw from her match against Sara Sorribes Tormo – more updates on this story shortly. Elsewhere in the women’s draw Coco Gauff will take to the court against Mirra Andreeva and Bianca Andreescu will play Lesia Tsurenko.

Some Brits are in action in the men’s doubles with Neal Skupsi, Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury all taking to the court today. Skupsi will also be playing in the mixed doubles later today.

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So let’s crack on with all the action! Day seven is set to be a good one, I hope you have your Pimms at the ready with the lovely sunshine.

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