French Open: Pironkova comes from behind to beat Radwanska, enter last 8

Second seed Agnieszka Radwanska crashed out in the French Open last 16 on Tuesday after losing 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 to Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria.

tennis Updated: May 31, 2016 20:52 IST
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French Open,Agnieszka Radwanska,Tsvetana Pironkova
Tsvetana Pironkova is a former Wimbledon semifinalist.(AFP)

Second seed Agnieszka Radwanska crashed out in the French Open last 16 on Tuesday after losing 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 to Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria.

Radwanska was cruising when she led 3-0 in the second set on Sunday before the match was suspended, with play then completely washed out on Monday.

But world number 102 Pironkova, a former Wimbledon semi-finalist, dominated either side of another rain delay on Tuesday as she won 10 straight games to extend her best run at Roland Garros.

Radwanska was leading 3-0 in the second set when the match was suspended on Sunday. (AFP)

She goes on to face former US Open champion Samantha Stosur, the 21st seed, for a place in the semi-finals.

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First Published: May 31, 2016 20:50 IST