Germany’s Julia Goerges returns the ball to Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Thursday, May 28, 2015 in Paris.
In a day marked by cold blustery conditions fourth seed Kvitova made it through to the last 32 with a 6-7 (4/7) 6-4 6-2 win over Spain’s Silvia Soler-Espinosa.
The world-record holder of most Grand Slam titles will face, in the fourth round, the winner of France’s Gael Monfils and Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas.
Second-ranked Swiss tennis player Roger Federer defeated Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur in an easy victory here on Friday in the third round of the French Open.
Joining Monfils in the last 16 is Stan Wawrinka, who cruised past American Steve Johnson 6-4 6-3 6-2.
The French will be out for some semblance of revenge on Federer and Wawrinka who combined to inflict a painful defeat on France in the Davis Cup final in Lille last November. Today I’m not winning as much as I did in the past. But I am here to play well and compete. The pair had met once before, at the 2012 Australian Open, where Nadal won in straight sets. Semis, quarters, some of my big years here.
“I can’t serve”, the Australian told the trainer after Murray broke him for a 5-2 lead in the set.
In other games, behind home runs from Bianka Bell and Kellsi Kloss, LSU defeated Auburn 6-1 and Lauren Sweet hit a grand slam as Michigan beat Alabama 5-0.
“Yeah, we are a lot in the third round”.
“It’s not the record”.
Azarenka is playing better than her ranking- 27 – suggests.
That puts Nishikori in the fourth round at Roland Garros for the second time.
Djokovic proclaimed the pain in his upper right leg “nothing serious, really” after taking a medical timeout late in the second set of his 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 win over Gilles Muller.
Mitu, 23, went into the third-round match thinking similar thoughts, acknowledging afterward: “I didn’t expect to win”.
“I knew it would be a tough match today”, said the 28-year-old Sharapova.
In a matchup of past French Open champions on Court 1, Svetlana Kuznetsova has taken the first set from Francesca Schiavone in an epic tiebreaker than ended 13-11.
The crowds are being slow to fill their court, Philippe Chatrier, which is barely half-full.
The first set featured five breaks of serve and just four winners for Sharapova who also suffered five double faults.
Whoever wins that, it will set up an Australian Open rematch.
Trailing 15-40, he saved two break points, the second with a flicked backhand lob from the back of the court that drew enthusiastic applause. “He was serving too big”. Deeper returns and impressive passing shots allowed him to take the first set 6-1 in a swift 37 minutes.
However, their last clash in Stuttgart in 2014 only went in the Russian’s favour after three tiebreak sets. “It’s not a good feeling”.
Coric eliminated 33-year-old Tommy Robredo, who was seeded 18th, 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, and now will meet Jack Sock, a 22-year-old American.
Australia is assured of having two men in the third round.
The nine-time champion’s shot-making was erratic at times.
“He did a good job to come back”. In Round 2, he won 6-2, 7-6, 6-3 against Spanish player Marcel Granollers on Wednesday, May 27.