Kuznetsova ousts Radwanska

2012-06-01 14:34
Svetlana Kuznetsova (AFP)

Paris - Former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated third seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 6-2 in the third round of the French Open on Friday.

The 26th-seeded Russian will play Sara Errani of Italy for a place in the quarter-finals. Errani defeated 13th seed and former champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia 1-6, 7-5, 6-3.

Radwanska was the highest seed to fall in the tournament so far but she had no answer to the all-court game of Kuznetsova, who won at Roland Garros in 2009, five years after she won the US Open.

The Russian moved smoothly into a 5-0 lead under cool, overcast conditions on Philippe Chatrier centre court before Radwanska managed to open her account.

After pocketing the first set on serve in the following game, Kuznetsova jumped out into a 3-0 lead in the second before the Pole took two games in a row.

Radwanska had a point to level at 3-3 but failed to take that and Kuznetsova powered away to move into the last 16.

Read more on:    french open  |  svetlana kuznetsova  |  tennis

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.