Paris - German 12th seed Angelique Kerber reached the French Open quarter-finals for the second time on Monday with a 6-2, 6-3 win over France's Caroline Garcia.
Kerber, a former world number one and two-time major winner, will face top seed Simona Halep for a place in the semi-finals.
Kerber, who also made the last eight in 2012, had lost in the first round in Paris in the last two years.
Results from day nine of the French Open at Roland Garros on Monday (x denotes seeding):
Simona Halep (ROM x1) bt Elise Mertens (BEL x16) 6-2, 6-1
Angelique Kerber (GER x12) bt Caroline Garcia (FRA x7) 6-2, 6-3
Maria Sharapova (RUS x28) bt Serena Williams (USA) -- walkover
Daria Kasatkina (RUS x14) bt Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x2) 7-6 (7/5), 6-3