French Open

Halep sees off injury-stricken Petkovic to reach last 16

2018-06-02 19:07
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Simona Halep (AP)

Paris - Top seed Simona Halep eased to a 7-5, 6-0 victory over German Andrea Petkovic to reach the French Open fourth round on Saturday.

Petkovic struggled with a right knee injury in the second set as Romanian Halep moved into the second week at Roland Garros for the fourth time.

The 26-year-old world number one, runner-up in Paris in 2014 and 2017, is still looking for her first Grand Slam title.

Halep, who had been shunted out to Court 18 for the match with Petkovic, will face Australian Open semi-finalist Elise Mertens next after the Belgian 16th seed beat Daria Gavrilova.

Results from day seven of the French Open at Roland Garros on Saturday (x denotes seeding):


3rd round

Rafael Nadal (ESP x1) bt Richard Gasquet (FRA x27) 6-3, 6-2, 6-2

Maximilian Marterer (GER) bt Jurgen Zopp (EST) 6-2, 6-1, 6-4

Diego Schwartzman (ARG x11) bt Borna Coric (CRO) 7-5, 6-3, 6-3

Kevin Anderson (RSA x6) bt Mischa Zverev (GER) 6-1, 6-7 (3/7), 6-3, 7-6 (7/4)

Marin Cilic (CRO x3) bt Steve Johnson (USA) 6-3, 6-2, 6-4

Fabio Fognini (ITA x18) bt Kyle Edmund (GBR x16) 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

David Goffin (BEL x8) bt Gael Monfils (FRA x32) 6-7 (6/8), 6-3, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

Karen Khachanov (RUS) bt Lucas Pouille (FRA x15) 6-3, 7-5, 6-3


3rd round

Simona Halep (ROU x1) bt Andrea Petkovic (GER) 7-5, 6-0

Elise Mertens (BEL x16) bt Daria Gavrilova (AUS x24) 6-3, 6-1

Garbine Muguruza (ESP x3) bt Sam Stosur (AUS) 6-0, 6-2

Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) bt Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK x19) 6-2, 6-4

Maria Sharapova (RUS x28) bt Karolina Pliskova (CZE x6) 6-2, 6-1

Anett Kontaveit (EST x25) bt Petra Kvitova (CZE x8) 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/4)

Sloane Stephens (USA x10) bt Camila Giorgi (ITA) 4-6, 6-1, 8-6

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