Stephens into first French Open quarter-final

Upward trend Anett Kontaveit continued her excellent form by knocking out eighth seed Petra Kvitova

Upward trend Anett Kontaveit continued her excellent form by knocking out eighth seed Petra Kvitova

But second seed Caroline Wozniacki is in danger of being knocked out in the fourth round.

The match will resume Monday. She'll now face Sloane Stephens who is arguably playing the best out of anyone in the women's field.

Keys agreed after she too completed her set of reaching at least the quarters at all four slams.

Kontaveit's run at Roland Garros follows an excellent clay-court season which has seen her rise to a career-high ranking of No. 24 and reach the semi-finals in Rome.

The 25-year-old Cecchinato lost in the first round at his four previous majors.

Novak Djokovic takes on a familiar adversary in the fourth round of the French Open on Sunday.

We are finally up to the quarterfinals of the French Open. Kasatkina has won five straight matches on clay court.

The Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, are out of the French Open doubles tournament.

It was a sentiment shared by Keys, who admitted she was an emotional wreck during Stephens' third-round tussle with Camila Giorgi which ended with the American winning the third set 8-6.

Stephens had fallen at the fourth hurdle five times previously but needed just 52 minutes to break through and complete a grand slam set of quarter-final showings in Melbourne, Paris, London and NY.

American Sloane Stephens broke new ground at the French Open with a 6-2, 6-0 thrashing of Estonian Anett Kontaveit in the last 16 yesterday. But the American will be too strong on this occasion and will move into her first French Open semifinal.

Stephens faced no break points.

Thiem bit his fingers after squandering his first match point.

Sharapova was denied a French Open wildcard past year following her return from a 15-month ban for failing a drugs test. Kasatkina hopes to make her first ever grand slam semifinal appearance. And No. 2 Alexander Zverev survived a serious scare from Karen Khachanov to advance. Talking of consistency, Kasatkina has been so consistent in beating Grand Slam champions and top 10 players this year. "It's about trying to find a way and trying to win", said Zverev according to The Guardian.

"This was always kind of the one where it was the most hard for me, and it was always the toughest one to feel like I could play well here", she told a news conference.

Two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova, who returned to the court past year after suffering serious damage to her left hand in a knife attack, won the first two games of the match but failed to kick on. "Hopefully big things can happen here".

Unseeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan is next up for Keys after knocking off 26th-seeded Czech Barbora Strycova 6-4, 6-3. But Buzarnescu fought back to break Keys and then clenched her fist after holding for 5-4. Against Buzarnescu, serving a second time for the match, Keys screamed "Come on!" when she crushed a cross-court backhand victor to make it 40-15 and give herself another two chances for victory.

Kvitova paid for making 57 unforced errors, one of which drew gasps in the second-set tie-break when she hammered a straightforward overhead volley way beyond the baseline.

Keys next faces either No. 26 Barbora Strycova or Yulia Putintseva.

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