Chants of "Kiki-Kiki-Kiki" resonated around Court Philippe-Chatrier on Tuesday, but the echoes of that sonic support are all that remain of the local fans' big hope for a French Open champion.
Home favourite Kristina 'Kiki' Mladenovic failed to handle the atmosphere, the wind or the rain, as well as Timea Bacsinszky who checked into the semi-finals with a 6-4, 6-4 win.
Thirteenth-seed Mladenovic had played with tears in her eyes. She left the arena in a similar state.
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