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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
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, Paris
French Open,Simona Halep,Elina Svitolina
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.

First Published: Jun 05, 2017 17:08 IST