Published: Sun, June 04, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Caroline Wozniacki beats Svetlana Kuznetsova to reach quarters

Caroline Wozniacki beats Svetlana Kuznetsova to reach quarters

The 14-time major victor is yet to drop a set, conceding just six games in the last two rounds as he strives to become the first man to win 10 titles at a single Grand Slam. "I would give a little bit of the favoritism to her, but at the same time I feel like I have been playing well".

"I have so many options I wish I had only one or two, and that's it", she said.

There have been others but none who reigned so long at world number one - 67 weeks - without success on the grand slam stage.

Japan's Kei Nishikori fought off a fierce five-set challenge from rising South Korean talent Hyeon Chung to clinch a place in the last 16.

Zhang suffered an early break in the first game with a poor backhand attack, before both players traded advantage to force a tiebreak, where Kuznetsova took the initiative at 5-1 before the Chinese won three points in a row.

"I think the rain helps me a lot, because I was really down in the fourth set and mentally I wasn't ready", admitted Nishikori. I knew it was going to be a tough match going in.

Discussing her previous struggles on clay, Wozniacki added: "I just try and stay positive every time".

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It's just a matter of me working extremely hard on my game and trying to showcase it". The Warriors left the arena believing the margin of victory could have been greater.

"Svetlana's a great player, especially on clay so I knew it wouldn't be easy", said the 26-year-old after her eighth win in 14 meetings against the Russian.

Fifth seed Elina Svitolina huffed and puffed into the fourth round of the French Open with an error-ridden 6-4 7-5 victory over Poland's Magda Linette in a rain-delayed match on Sunday.

PARIS - In the wake of her impressive showing at the French Open, Atherton teenager CiCi Bellis is drawing praise from elite players who see her as a rising star.

Next up for Svitolina is Croatian qualifier Petra Martic, who upset Latvian 17th seed Anastasija Sevastova 6-1 6-1. Ostapenko goes for her shots and plays flat.

"I still can't believe that I'm sitting here".

Meanwhile, Simona Halep, the No. 3 seed at the French Open, eased into the fourth round by defeating Daria Kasatkina 6-0, 7-5 on Saturday.

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