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.
No.3 seed Simona Halep is back into the French Open semifinals after putting together an epic comeback to oust No.5 seed Elina Svitolina.
The Romanian found herself down a set and 5-1, and even had to save match point, but she pulled off the escape act in spectacular fashion to advance 3-6, 7-6(6), 6-0.. Next she will take on Karolina Pliskova for a spot in the final.
In uncharted territory from first ball, teenager Jelena Ostapenko rallied from a set down, and overcame both two rain delays and a vastly more experience opponent to become the youngest player to advance to the semifinals of the French Open in a decade on Tuesday.
The World No.47, unseeded in Paris, ousted former World No.1 and No.11 seed Caroline Wozniacki, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, to advance to her first Grand Slam semifinal.
Timea Bacsinszky is back into the French Open semifinals after fighting past an inspired Kristina Mladenovic – and the stormy conditions in Paris.
The No.30-seeded Swiss was up against fan favorite Mladenovic – who enjoyed vocal support from the crowd on Court Philippe Chatrier – and had to contend with the blustery winds in Paris and two rain delays before closing out the encounter, 6-4, 6-4.
Karolina Pliskova faced her biggest test of the tournament against an inspired Veronica Cepede Royg of Paraguay, but survived a two-hour battle to complete the comeback victory.
With the loss of just two games, No.3 seed Simona Halep strolled into the last eight at the French Open on Monday, defeating No.21 seed Carla Suarez Navarro, 6-1, 6-1 on Court Philippe Chatrier.
Kristina Mladenovic thrills the home crowd with the biggest win of her young career, knocking out defending champion Garbiñe Muguruza, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, to advance into the last eight at Roland Garros.
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.