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Simona Halep, Elina Svitolina reach French Open quarter-finals

Simona Halep and Elina Svitolina both registered impressive wins to advance at the French Open.

tennis Updated: Jun 05, 2017 17:08 IST
Romania's Simona Halep celebrates winning her fourth round match against Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro at the French Open.
Romania's Simona Halep celebrates winning her fourth round match against Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro at the French Open.(AP)

Third seed and 2014 runner-up Simona Halep charged into the French Open last eight on Monday with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro.

Halep is one of the favourites to win the title in Paris and swept aside her 21st-seeded opponent in exactly one hour on Court Philippe Chatrier.

It was the Romanian’s first win over Suarez Navarro on clay in six attempts.

Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 5, 2017 Ukraine's Elina Svitolina reacts during her fourth round match with Croatia's Petra Martic Reuters / Gonzalo Fuentes (REUTERS)

Ukrainian fifth seed Elina Svitolina ended the dream run of world number 290 Petra Martic at the French Open, reaching the quarter-finals with a 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 win.

Svitolina will face Romaninan third seed and 2014 runner-up Simona Halep for a place in the semi-finals.

But Martic, who came through qualifying, threw away a golden chance to make the quarter-finals after leading 5-2 in the final set.