Svitolina advances to French Open quarterfinals

Esther Moore
June 6, 2017

4 beat Carla Suarez Navarro 6/1 6/1 in just an hour to advance into the Roland Garros quarter-finals for the second time in her life after 2014 when she reached the final.

The third seeds did not face a single break point and converted five of six to stretch their winning streak to 11 matches, including the titles in Madrid and Rome, and set up a quarter-final against Raluca Olaru of Romania and Olga Savchuk of Ukraine. At one point she was forced to lunge forward to strike a backhand and accordingly popped it into the net, her foot positioning all wrong.

Tomas Berdych fired former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic from being his coach on Monday. The 53rd-ranked Khachanov made 38 unforced errors, compared to only 14 for Murray.

Caroline Garcia beat French compatriot Alize Cornet in straight sets at the French Open to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal. "From start of this tournament, I play better and better and I hope to continue to improve".

Runner-up to Maria Sharapova at Roland Garros in 2014, Halep plays Svitolina on Wednesday for a place in the semi-finals.

Stan Wawrinka reached the French Open quarterfinals for the fourth time after beating Gael Monfils 7-5, 7-6 (7), 6-2.

"He never had something to complain about with my game or about the work that I do, because I'm working, but just with my attitude". He was a runner-up at Wimbledon in 2010 and reached his highest ranking of No 4 previous year.

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The world number two broke his 59th-ranked opponent six times to make it four wins in as many meetings with Sousa, added AFP. Williams is playing at Roland Garros for the 20th time, a record in the Open era. "I literally can not see", Wozniacki said.

Cilic was leading 6-3, 3-0 on Court Suzanne Lenglen when Anderson quit.

"Obviously it's a bad tragedy in London", Murray, who recorded his 650th career win, told the crowd.

The 21-year-old Khachanov, the youngest man left in the field, was playing in the fourth round at a major for the first time.

After Venus Williams and Svetlana Kuznetsova lost Sunday, the French Open - which is missing Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka - is guaranteed of producing a first-time grand slam victor.

Murray will next play eighth-seeded Kei Nishikori, who recovered to beat Fernando Verdasco 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0. "Paris has had its problems too in recent years", Murray said.

Chan Yung-jan's bid for a first Grand Slam women's doubles title remained on track on Sunday, while fellow Taiwanese Hsieh Su-wei crashed out of the tournament.

Halep revealed that her highly respected coach and television analyst Darren Cahill - formerly in the corners of Andre Agassi and Lleyton Hewitt - stopped traveling with her following a tough loss to Johanna Konta in the quarterfinals of the Miami Open in March.

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