PARIS – The latest on the Grand Slam tennis tournament of the French Open (all local times):
Italian Martina Trevisan reached the quarterfinals at Roland Garros for the second time in three games.
Trevisan, number 59, has won the last four games and beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich 7-6 (10), 7-5 on Sunday.
Sasnovich served for the second set with 5-3 but there broke the love, part of a stretch in which Trevisan added 13 of 15 points.
Trevisan won his first WTA title in Rabat the week before the French Open and is now in a nine-game winning streak. Eight of those wins came in sets in a row.
She was ranked 15th in 2020 when she made an amazing run to the quarterfinals of the French Open before losing at that time to eventual champion Iga Swiatek. This time, Trevisan will face Leylah Fernandez or Amanda Anisimova for a semifinal spot.
Trevisan lost in the first or second round in six other Grand Slam appearances.
The 47th-ranked Sasnovich beat top champions Angelique Kerber and Emma Raducanu to advance to the fourth round in Paris.
Sasnovich never made it to the quarterfinals in 28 major tournaments of his career.
The fourth round of Roland Garros is underway on the coldest day of the tournament so far, with a temperature of 13 degrees Celsius (55 degrees Fahrenheit).
Five American women have advanced to the round of 16 of the 2003 Grand Slam clay court tournament, and three are in action on Sunday.
Amanda Anisimova, a semi-finalist in Paris in 2019 at the age of 17, plays against 2021 US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez at the Court Philippe Chatrier. That match will be followed by Coco Gauff – at 18, she is the youngest woman left in the draw – against the Belgian Elise Mertens, number 31. And the 2017 US Open champion, Sloane Stephens, faces the Swiss Jil Teichmann, number 23, on the Suzanne Lenglen track.
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are scheduled to play their fourth round matches at the end of the day. If 13-time French Open champion Nadal beats No. 9 Felix Auger-Aliassime and defending champion Djokovic beats No. 15 Diego Schwartzman, the owners of a set of 41 major titles will face off in the quarterfinals.
That would be the 59th clash between Djokovic and Nadal, expanding his record of more matches between two men in the professional tennis era.
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Updates of the French Open | The Italian Trevisan advances to the second quarterfinals
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