Player tucks into mid-match meal at French Open

Laura Siegemund had a mid-match meal as her opponent took a medical time-out

Laura Siegemund

En route her first singles Grand Slam quarterfinals, Laura Siegemund made sure she had enough fuel by tucking into a mid-match meal on Monday.

The unseeded German defeated Spain’s Paula Badosa 7-5, 6-2 in the fourth round clash at the French Open. When she was a set and break up, Siegemund sat down for a snack as Badosa took a medical time out.

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“I was trying to get some carbs in,” she told reporters later. “I tried the (energy) bar. Couldn’t get it down really. I tried. So I asked my physio to bring me something else.”

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Siegemund was seen eating, what looked like noodles, with a fork. She explained that she had been unable to eat much before the match because of stomach problems.

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“I felt like I’m having a little bit low sugar,” she said.

“It doesn’t matter. It’s just food that came to me. It’s alright. Probably looks weird having a fork and eating like that, but better than low sugar anyway.

“I just wanted to get some carbs, some potato or rice, whatever. You have to listen to the body. The body kind of tells you what you need.”

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The 32-year-old will have to keep that energy up as she next faces former World No 2 Petra Kvitova.