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Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova into French Open quarters

Teenager Marketa Vondrousova continued to impress at the French Open when she walloped Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova 6-2 6-0 to reach her maiden Grand Slam quarter-finals on Sunday.

tennis Updated: Jun 02, 2019 16:29 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Paris
Marketa Vondrousova,Anastasija Sevastova,French Open
Czech Republic's Marketa Vondrousova celebrates after winning against Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova.(AFP)

Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova raced into her first Grand Slam quarter-final at the French Open on Sunday with a 6-2, 6-0 thrashing of Latvian 12th seed Anastasija Sevastova.

The 19-year-old world number 38 dominated from start to finish as Sevastova made 24 unforced errors and managed just seven winners in the 59-minute encounter.

Vondrousova, one of three teenagers alongside Amanda Anisimova and Iga Swiatek in the second week at Roland Garros, will face either Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi or Croatian 31st seed Petra Martic in the last eight.

“She’s a great player but I played my best tennis today and I’m really happy,” said Vondrousova, who also reached the US Open fourth round last year and won the junior doubles in Paris four years ago.

“It was my first junior Grand Slam so I’m in love with this place and I’m enjoying playing here.”

First Published: Jun 02, 2019 16:29 IST