Zheng Kinwen ‘I want to be a man’ after French Open defeat

Zheng Kinwen faced No. 1 Iga Swede on Monday in his fourth round defeat at the French Open.

The Chinese teen phenomena was aiming for the biggest success of her young life, but she said she had “just female things” that affected her performance.

Zheng told reporters after the fall 6-7, 6-0, 6-2, “The first day was always very hard and then I had to get involved in the game. The first day I always had more pain.

“I could not go against my nature. I want to be a human being so as not to be bothered by this. That’s hard. “

The 19-year-old Zheng took the first set 82 minutes from Sweden, which was still a record. The Polish star, 21, was desperate to win the match and has not dropped a single set since April 23.

Zheng Kinwen plays forehand return to Iga Swidek of Poland during the French Open on May 30, 2022.
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Zheng Kinwen enlists the help of a coach
Zheng Kinwen enlists the help of a coach
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Zheng took the medical deadline due to a leg injury in the second set, which was largely closed.

“The leg made it harder,” Zheng said. “But it’s easy compared to the stomach. I can not play tennis because the stomach is so sore. I give my best on the court, it’s hard.

Zheng’s path to the fourth round included the defeat of former French Open champion Simona Halep and her victory in the first nine matches against Alice Cornet.

Iga Sviatech advanced to the quarterfinals of the French Open tennis series
Iga Sviatech advanced to the quarterfinals of the French Open tennis series.
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ZwiTech, which won the 2020 French Open, now faces Jessica Begula of the United States in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

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