French Open

Van Uytvanck into Paris quarters

2015-06-01 17:45
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Paris - Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck is through to a Grand Slam quarter-final for the first time after beating Romanian Andreea Mitu in the French Open fourth round on Monday.

Van Uytvanck, the world No 93, overcame 100th-ranked Mitu 6-1, 6-3 in a battle of unseeded players on Court One to become the first Belgian to reach the quarters at Roland Garros since Justine Henin won the title in 2007.

The 21-year-old will now meet either fourth seed Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic or Switzerland's 23rd seed Timea Bacsinszky in the last eight.

Results from the ninth day of the French Open at Roland Garros on Monday (x denotes seeded player):

Men

Fourth round

Andy Murray (GBR) bt Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

David Ferrer (ESP x7) bt Marin Cilic (CRO x9) 6-2, 6-2, 6-4

Roger Federer (SUI x2) bt Gael Monfils (FRA x13) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

Women

Fourth round

Serena Williams (USA x1) bt Sloane Stephens (USA) 1-6, 7-5, 6-3

Sara Errani (ITA x17) bt Julia Goerges (GER) 6-2, 6-2

Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) bt Andreea Mitu (ROM) 6-1, 6-3

Garbine Muguruza (ESP x21) bt Flavia Pennetta (ITA x28) 6-3, 6-4

Lucie Safarova (CZE x13) bt Maria Sharapova (RUS x2) 7-6 (7/3), 6-4

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