American 13th seed Madison Keys reached the French Open quarter-finals for the first time on Sunday with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Romania’s Mihaela Buzarnescu.
Keys, the US Open runner-up last year, will face either Czech 26th seed Barbora Strycova or Yulia Putintseva, the 98th-ranked Kazakh, for a place in the semi-finals.
The 23-year-old American has now reached at least the last-eight of all four majors.
Stephens down Kontaveit
US Open champion Sloane Stephens reached her first Roland Garros quarter-final on Sunday, beating Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit 6-2, 6-0.
Stephens, the 10th seed, had previously made the fourth round for four successive seasons.
She will face either Australian Open champion and second seed Caroline Wozniacki or Russia’s Daria Kasatkina for a place in the semi-finals.
A clearly hobbled Kontaveit hit just five winners but 21 unforced errors in the 52-minute mismatch.
Kazakhstan’s world number 98 Yulia Putintseva reached the French Open quarter-finals for the second time on Sunday, downing Czech 26th seed Barbora Strycova 6-4, 6-3.
It will be only the 23-year-old’s second quarter-final of the year, after she had won just two matches in five clay-court tournaments this season heading into Roland Garros.
She plays America’s Madison Keys for a place in the semi-finals
Wozniacki-Kasatkina match suspended
Australian Open champion and second seed Caroline Wozniacki and 14th seed Daria Kasatkina of Russia will return to Court Philippe Chatrier on Monday with the Russian leading 7-6 (5), 3-3, after their match was halted when darkness fell.
Order of play
Court Philippe Chatrier
13-Madison Keys beat 31-Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-1, 6-4.
25-Anett Kontaveit lost to 10-Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-0.
Court Suzanne Lenglen
26-Barbora Strycova lost to Yulia Putinsteva 6-4, 6-3.
14-Daria Kasatkina v 2-Caroline Wozniacki 7-6(5), 3-3 (Play suspended due to darkness)
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