"It's a special moment because for me he's was my idol from when I was young," says first-time semi-finalist.
The crowds stream in
Roland-Garros, famous for its passionate crowd, has already surpassed last year's attendance mark.
- Cecchinato meets Safin at Roland-Garros
- Friends like these: Stephens and Keys face off again
Eight months after Sloane flattened Madison in the US Open final, they clash again for a final berth in Paris.
- Gallery: hair in the air
Roland-Garros photographers have captured spectacular images of free-flying hair in the women's singles.