French Open Day 11: Djokovic ends Nadal’s dominance, Williams eases into semis

Rafael Nadal’s reign of dominance at the French Open came to an abrupt end as world number one Novak Djokvic ended the Spaniard’s 39 game winning streak at Roland Garros to book his place in the semi-finals.

The sixth need never really got a hold of the match as Djokovic won in straight sets 7-5 6-3 6-1 condemning Nadal to his first defeat here in six years and just his second defeat in 72 at Roland Garros.

Novak Djokovic condemned Rafael Nadal to just his second career loss at the French Open image: ctvnews.ca

Novak Djokovic condemned Rafael Nadal to just his second career loss at the French Open
image: ctvnews.ca

Andy Murray will now face Djokovic in the semi-finals as the Scot saw off the threat of David Ferrer who gave the world number three a stern test in their quarter-final clash as Murray battled to a 7-6 (7/4) 6-2 5-7 6-1 win.

Serena Williams was back to her best as the world number one book her place in the semi-finals of the French Open are a 6-1 6-3 straight sets win over Italian Sara Errani at Roland Garros.

The American had dropped the opening set in her previous three rounds but was out of the blocks off the offset today as Williams hit 39 winners in a very one-sided encounter against the 17th seed.

Timea Bacsinszky saw off 21-year-old Belgian Alison van Uytvanck to set up a final four clash with Williams after the 23rd seed powered to a 6-4 7-5 win to become the first Swiss woman to reach the French Open semis since  Martina Hingis in 2001.

You can check out more results from the French Open, including all the doubles action here.

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