No.2 seed Karolina Pliskova dug out a tense opening set to outlast No.28 seed Caroline Garcia, 7-6(3), 6-4, to not only reach her second Grand Slam semifinal out of the last three, but also put herself one match win away from the No.1 ranking.
For the first time in seven years, Caroline Wozniacki will play in the quarterfinals of the French Open after defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.
The former World No.1 hadn’t reached the second week in Paris since reaching the last eight as a 19-year-old in 2010.
No.5 seed Elina Svitolina will make her third consecutive appearance in the second week of Roland Garros following her eighth win in a row, a 6-4, 7-5 victory over unseeded Magda Linette.
No.11 seed Caroline Wozniacki overcame the Paris night and a determined young prodigy in Catherine Bellis 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 to win a darkness-delayed third round and move into week two of Roland Garros for only the second time.
After racing through the opening set, Simona Halep was given all she could handle by Daria Kasatkina, but the No.3 seed rose to the challenge to earn a straight sets victory, 6-0, 7-5 in the third round of the French Open.
No.13 seed Kristina Mladenovic was again pushed to the brink by an American in Paris this fortnight, but pulled off another improbable comeback to defeat Shelby Rogers, 7-5, 4-6, 8-6, and reach the second week of her home Grand Slam for the first time.
Defending champion Garbiñe Muguruza overcame the variety of the No.27 seed Yulia Putintseva 7-5, 6-2 to move into the second week of the French Open for the fourth time today.
Simona Halep kept up her impressive form at the French Open, dispatching Tatjana Maria, 6-4, 6-3 to book a clay court special against Volvo Car Open champion Daria Kasatkina in the third round.
Facing a tough second round test against a quarterfinalist from last season, No.5 seed Elina Svitolina responded admirably to losing the opening set to see off Tsvetana Pironkova 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 and advance to the third round of Roland Garros.
French No.1 Kristina Mladenovic showed marked improvement after her titantic first round win to defeat former finalist Sara Errani, 6-2, 6-3, to reach the third round at Roland Garros.
Petra Kvitova’s French Open comeback ended in the second round on Wednesday as she was knocked out in straight sets by American qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
No. 3 seed Simona Halep and Canadian Eugenie Bouchard advanced into French Open second round after defeat Jana Capelova and Risa Ozaki.
Easy peasy! No.5 seed Elina Svitolina makes winning start at Roland Garros and past Yaroslava Shvedova in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3 with 25 winners. “I think it was quite tough match […]
Caroline Wozniacki survived a second-set scare to beat Australian wild card Jaimee Fourlis and reach the second round of the French Open.
Kristina Mladenovic, seeded 13th, struggled to hold back tears after prevailing 3-6, 6-3, 9-7 in just under three hours, all the while encouraged passionately by her home crowd on Court Philippe Chartrier.
Surprise in Paris. Angelique Kerber became the first woman seeded No. 1 to lose in the French Open’s first round in the professional era, putting up little resistance while being beaten 6-2, 6-2 by Ekaterina Makarova.
Petra is back. After being out for six months due to a home invasion that resulted in a knife attack and a left hand injury, Petra Kvitova won her opening match at Roland Garros on Sunday with a straight sets 6-3, 6-2. win over Julia Boserup.