Cape Town - South Africa's Kevin Anderson was beaten by Spaniard David Ferrer in the fourth
round of the French Open on Sunday, going down in straight sets at
Despite a bright start, Anderson failed to keep up
with Ferrer, losing the opening set in 35 minutes, before going down
6-1 in the second.
Ferrer wrapped-up the match in an hour and 45 minutes, with a 6-3, 6-1, 6-1 victory.
secured a hard fought 7-5, 7-6, 6-3 victory over Canadian Milos Raonic,
the world No 16, in the third round on Friday, but was unable to
repeat the performance.
He had been the only South African remaining in the singles draw.
is only the second time Anderson has progressed to the fourth round of a
Grand Slam tournament, after reaching the same stage of the Australian
Open in January.
Latest French Open results on Sunday (x denotes seeded player):
David Ferrer (ESP x4) bt Kevin Anderson (RSA x23) 6-3, 6-1, 6-1
Serena Williams (USA x1) bt Roberta Vinci (ITA x15) 6-1, 6-3
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) bt Angelique Kerber (GER x8) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3