Hugo Gaston is also expected on Saturday to try to climb into the second week.
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After the elimination of Diane Parry on Friday, the French hopes of the second week rested on the players present on the courts on Saturday May 28. Things got off to a bad start with the elimination of Léolia Jeanjean on the Suzanne-Lenglen, beaten in the third round by the Romanian Irina Begu and Alizé Cornet. The Niçoise (40th) started against the Chinese Qinwen Zheng (74th), but too embarrassed by her groin injuryshe had to drop out while trailing (6-0, 3-0) in the second set.
For his part, Simon may be playing his last match at Roland-Garros. The former world number 7, who opposed the Croatian Marin Cilic on the Central, is retiring at the end of the season. The day will end with a match between hopes, with the Frenchman Hugo Gaston and the Dane Holger Rune.