As the Frecnh Open third round continued today, Novak Djokovic extended his stay to the final eight of the Grand Slam, while Jelena Ostapenko fell out of the race.
The 2016 French Open winner comfortably breezed through to the round of 16 of the contest after beating Daniel Gilan on three straight set 6-0, 6-3, 6-2. The Serbian continues the struggle to win his second title against Karen Khachanov who had beaten Cristian Garin earlier today.
After he had beaten Lloyd Harris on a four straight set, Matteo Berrettini was stunned to defeat by Daniel Altmair 6-2, 7(2)-6, 6-4, it went on Philippe Chartrier. The world number 186 will hope to continue in winning ways against Spain’s Pablo Busta who gave an upset to his compatriot, Roberto Agut on a four straight set.
Greece’s Stefano Tsitsipas pulled down Aljaz Bedene on a 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 encounter. The fifth seeded player will face Grigor Dimitrov at the final eight. In tandem, Andrey Rublev taught Kevin Anderson a lesson as he beat the South African. 6-3,6-2,6-3, it ended. He faces Marton Fucsovics in the next round.
Lavitia’s Jelena Ostapenko surprisingly fell to Paula Badosa on a straight 4-6,3-6 at Simeone Mattheu. Badosa faces Germany’s Laura Siegemund who had earlier defeated Petra Martrix. Belarus’s Aryna Sabalenka crashed out of the Grand Slam for Ons Jabuer to go to the next round, 6(7)-7(9), 6-2, 3-6. The Tunisian facing either Garbine Muguruza or Daniella Collins, as their tie was interrupted by heavy downpour.
On Chartrier, Sofia Kenin advanced to the final eight by beating Irina Bara, 6-2, 6-0, it ended. The fourth seeded American will be facing France’s Fiona Ferro who had earlier beaten her opponent, Patricia Maria Tig on 7(9)-6(7), 4-6, 6-0.
Also, Shuai Zhang gave an upset to Clara Burel to go to the next round of the French Open, 7(7)-6(2),7-5, it ended. The Chinese is expected to play against Petra Kvitova who crashed out Leylah Fernandez earlier today.