Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.


  1. Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko beats 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki 4-6 6-2 6-2
  2. Swiss Timea Bacsinszky beats France's Kristina Mladenovic 6-4 6-4
  3. Djokovic and Nadal quarter-finals postponed
  4. They now play at 10:00 BST on Wednesday after rain delayed play twice
  5. Murray and Wawrinka also play on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Matthew Henry and Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

Get involved

So today wasn't quite the day we were expecting due to an afternoon wrecked by rain but as a result we have quite a day coming up tomorrow.

Four men's quarter-finals and two women's on a blockbuster Wednesday in Paris.

We'll be back here at the earlier than expected time of 10:00 BST for coverage of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic's last-eight matches before Andy Murray heads out on court in the afternoon.

See you then.

Jelena Ostapenko hit 38 winners in that match, compared to Caroline Wozniacki's six.

She had never made it into the second round of a Grand Slam before this tournament and came to Paris unseeded.

I think we may hear a lot more from her in the future, never mind this week.

Ostapenko will now face Timea Bacsinszky in the last four of Roland Garros on Thursday, which is also her 20th birthday.

"It will be really great to play here especially when it is my 20th birthday," she says. "I hope I can enjoy it."

In a remarkable twist Thursday is also 28th Bacsinszky's birthday.

One of them will have the perfect present - a place in their first Grand Slam final.

Stormy end to the day

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Roland Garros

It's no great surprise but both losers troop off with faces like thunder, Wozniacki storming to the exit on Lenglen and Mladenovic heading off Chatrier in similar fashion. There are a few boos around the main stadium as it becomes apparent to those hardy souls who have stuck around that Rafael Nadal will not be strolling out in the gloom for his quarter-final. Although apparently they will be getting their money back, which raises spirits a bit.

Jelena Ostapenko is beaming courtside after her win as she speaks to Fabrice Santoro in her TV interview.

"I'm really happy, I can't believe it," she says.

"I love playing here. It was tough because we had to go away two times from the court.

"Caroline is a tough opponent, I knew I had to stay aggressive, I lost it sometimes but I found my game."

Jelena Ostapenko

Ostapenko 4-6 6-2 6-2 Wozniacki

That is some performance from NINETEEN year-old Jelena Ostapenko.

First the wind, then the rain delays, plus the fact she was playing Caroline Wozniacki, a former world number one and big favourite for the match.

She came through all of that though and is Latvia's first semi-finalist at Roland Garros.

Game, set and match

Ostapenko 4-6 6-2 6-2 Wozniacki

And Ostapenko takes her first match point!

What a smile! Hands above her head and then a fist waved towards her box.

Well played.

Getty Images

Ostapenko 4-6 6-2 5-2 Wozniacki*

Unbelievable. Jelena Ostapenko is playing a former world number one in her first Grand Slam quarter-final. She doesn't even look slightly fazed. In fact she has improved as this has got to the business end.

She cruises to 40-0 and now has three match points...

Getty Images

Ostapenko 4-6 6-2 5-2 Wozniacki*

The ball is flying off the Ostapenko racket at the moment. Wozniacki doesn't seem able to deal with the power from the 19-year-old Latvian.

Bang, bang, bang. More big hitting and that's the game! No sign of nerves at all. Teenager Jelena Ostapenko will now serve for a place in her first Grand Slam semi-final.


Ostapenko 4-6 6-2 4-2 Wozniacki*

So who can join Timea Bacsinszky in the last four?

At the moment my money is on 19-year-old Jelena Ostapenko. She holds serve and is two games away.

Jelena Ostapenko

Game, set and match

Mladenovic 4-6 4-6 Bacsinszky

Wide from Mladenovic!

French hearts are broken.

Six hours after this match started, Timea Bacsinszky books her place in the semi-finals of the French Open.

Getty Images

*Ostapenko 4-6 6-2 3-2 Wozniacki

Wozniacki has been there, done it and got several T-shirts. But it is the former world number one who is feeling the pressure.

Perhaps all the experience in the world is not always the substitute for youthful exhuburance.

Teenager Ostapenko, who - incidentally - has won all three of their previous meetings, breaks the 26-year-old Dane's serve at a crucial point on this decider.

Can she hold her nerve - and her serve?


Mladenovic 4-6 4-5 Bacsinszky*

What was I saying?!

Under pressure Mladenovic plays a perfect drop shot that stops dead in the red dirt to bring up break point.

But Bacsinszky saves it and then plays a fine point to set up her first match point...


Mladenovic 4-6 4-5 Bacsinszky*

The crowd are doing everything they can to get their player through but Mladenovic looks shaky.

Two errors. 30-30.

Mladenovic 4-6 4-5 Bacsinszky*

Mladenovic must win this game to stay in her home Grand Slam.

She makes the perfect start, first winning a point with a drive volley and then Bacsinszky goes long.

Huge cheers from the home fans. No niceties here. 0-30.


Ostapenko 4-6 6-2 2-2 Wozniacki*

Jelena Ostapenko appears to be pretty nerveless. After a shaky start to her first Grand Slam quarter-final, the Latvian teenager has settled down and not let these rain delays ruin her rhythm.

She races into a 40-0 lead and looks set for a comfortable hold.

Ah. We've jinxed her.

Two unforced errors - taking her to a whopping 46 during this match - wipe out that lead, before she digs deep to hold.

Ostapenko v Wozniacki

Mladenovic 4-6 4-5 Bacsinszky*

Mladenovic plays her best point since the rain delay, finishing with a forehand winner after some big hitting but she is still not happy.

She angrily bounces the ball into the ground and glares at her box. The French number one does what she has to do though and wins the game a couple of points later.

Over to you, Timea.

*Mladenovic 4-6 3-5 Bacsinszky

Have we got just the two games left in this one or are we just half way through? Timea Bacsinszky restarts this match leading by a set and a break.

Once again the crowd are getting behind the French player.

Gasps from the locals. At 30-30, Mladenovic works an opening but nets with a short forehand. Bacsinszky is looping the ball in. Sensible stuff. She is a game away from a second French Open semi-final.


*Ostapenko 4-6 6-2 1-2 Wozniacki

Time for another quick knock-up between Ostapenko and Wozniacki on Lenglen. Hurry up ladies, it might be wise to get cracking.

Not many have stayed to see this one out. Those remaining get a Mexican Wave going, have a sing-song and then settle down for Ostapenko's opening serve...

Game on!

Mladenovic 4-6 3-4 Bacsinszky*

In, out, in, out, shake it all about.

This must be frustrating for the players. Mladenovic and Bacsinszky are back out as well.

Let's see how much that break has stopped Bacsinszky's momentum. She was right on top before that last rain delay remember.

Here we go...

Perhaps she did.

Jelena Ostapenko and Caroline Wozniacki are back out on court Suzanne Lenglen.

The rain has gone away for now. Are we going to get these matches finished this time?

Mladenovic 4-6 3-4 Bacsinszky*

Could we be about to see a resumption.

Timea Bacsinszky is bouncing around outside the locker room. Does she know something we don't?

Roland Garros is currently bathed in late evening Parisian sunshine. Let's get these matches finished.

Murray last on tomorrow

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Roland Garros

Breaking schedule news - Andy Murray v Kei Nishikori has been scheduled last on Chatrier on Wednesday at about 15:00 BST. Subject to a lot of change...

They are due to follow Nadal v Carreno Busta at 10:00, and then Garcia v Pliskova.

Over on Lenglen from 10:00 it will be Djokovic v Thiem, Halep v Svitolina, Wawrinka v Cilic.

That's is assuming tonight's matches finish. Tonight.

Roland Garros' official Twitter account says play has been suspended "temporarily".

If we're feeling optimistic then we might take that to mean they're confident this shower will pass quick sharp. Especially as there seems to be some sun shining over this part of south-west Paris.

However, our pessimistic side wonders whether the covers being dragged over mean it might be a more prolonged spell...

Covers at Roland Garros

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Roland Garros

Wayward stuff from Mladenovic on a wild and windy evening in Paris. The French hope might be teetering on the brink here but word reached us it was raining on Lenglen, and moments later it arrived on Chatrier. It's pretty light rain, the sun is still out and about, but that looks like what we're dealing with today.

Covers on, brollies up, dashes into the locker room/stands. Then? We have to play the waiting game...

Rain covers and umbrellas at Roland Garros

Rain stops play... again

Mladenovic 4-6 3-4 Bacsinszky*

Oh no! We're heading off again on Chatrier!

More rain and play is suspended. Timea Bacsinszky must be wondering if she broke a mirror this morning.

Again the interruption comes as she is well on top.

*Ostapenko 4-6 6-2 1-2 Wozniacki

Here's some pressure. Ostapenko continues with her risk and reward tactic, cracking as many unforced errors as she is big winners.

It pays dividends as she earns a break point - her 17th of the match - but again Wozniacki wriggles out of a tight spot to survive.

The teenage Latvian has only taken five of her break points. Not a great percentage.

Oh no! Whistles around Lenglen at the changeover tell you one thing... the rain is back.


Mladenovic 4-6 3-4 Bacsinszky*

The balloon is well and truly deflating. Timea Bacsinszky is here to spoil the French party.

A break to love for the Swiss 30th seed. That's her third game in a row.


*Mladenovic 4-6 3-3 Bacsinszky

Kristina Mladenovic does not hide her feelings on court. Her frustration is clear as she shanks the ball horribly long on the forehand.

Bacsinszky holds. She has done well. The 30th seed has halted the momentum that going Mladenovic's way and quietened the crowd.


Ostapenko 4-6 6-2 1-1 Wozniacki*

Both baselines on Lenglen look like Cleethorpes beach after the donkeys have been walking along where the tide has just gone out. Foot marks everywhere.

Not that we're calling Wozniacki or Ostapenko donkeys...

They have both started the third set aggressively, trading early comfortable-ish holds.

Bacsinszky breaks back

Mladenovic 4-6 3-2 Bacsinszky*

Bacsinszky's backhand was the main threat in the first part of this match and it comes to the Swiss player's aid here to help her get back on terms.

Silence from the crowd. We all know who they're supporting.


Mladenovic breaks

*Mladenovic 4-6 3-1 Bacsinszky

And the French number one takes the break point! This is all set for an intense evening. Energy is pouring down from the stands in support of Mladenovic.

Remember there has not been a French winner at Roland Garros since 2000, Kiki Mladenovic is the new big hope.

Game and second set - Ostapenko

Ostapenko 4-6 6-2 Wozniacki

That rain delay does not seem to have ruined Jelena Ostapenko's momentum. Well, not yet anyway.

A couple of rusty unforced errors give Caroline Wozniacki

a sniff at 30-30, before Ostapenko - the unseeded Latvian - closes out the set.


Caroline Wozniacki

Mladenovic 4-6 2-1 Bacsinszky*

This is now a completely different match.

It was blowing a gale before the rain delay to put it politely and both players struggled for any timing.

Now they're both swinging from the hip in the sunshine. Bacsinszky is now the one under pressure as she nets to bring up break point from Mladenovic.


Mladenovic holds

Mladenovic 4-6 2-1 Bacsinszky*

That rain delay has pumped the crowd up. They are getting right behind the home favourite Kristina Mladenovic.

The French 13th seed lets out a scream and shows a clench of the fist as she crucially holds serve under pressure after the restart.

"Kiki, Kiki, Kiki," rings around Chatrier.

This could be fun.

Kristina Mladenovic

*Mladenovic 4-6 1-1 Bacsinszky

How will that three-hour break have affected these two?

Remember the match was paused at the most crucial of moments.

Already trailing by a set, we return with the score at 30-40 with Kristina Mladenovic defending a break point on her serve.

The players are warmed up. Here we go...

It looks lovely out there in Paris now.

The weather dominated the first part of these matches with the wind causing havoc before a three hour delay for rain.

Hopefully it has all settled down and we can get these two quarter-finals done and dusted.

The players are back out on court Philippe Chatrier. It looks like a fair number of fans have stayed through the rain and are back in their seats.

Sunshine and showers

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Roland Garros

Well I can think of better ways for everyone to spend three hours, but the soggy wait appears to have been worth it as we might just get today's women's quarter-finals done. The sensible decision was taken to send the men home for an early tea, but the sun has returned with enough conviction to bring the women back.

Roland Garros
BBC Sport

Sun out. Covers off. It looks like we have some tennis!

There may be no men's quarter-finals today but the women's last eight ties which were halted earlier will restart shortly.

Both matches are tantalisingly poised. On Chatrier, 30th seed Timea Bacsinszky leads France's 13th seed Kristinia Mladenovic by a set to love.

On court Suzanne Lenglen, Jelena Ostapenko is a game away from levelling at a set apiece against 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki.