French Open

Stephens into first French Open quarter-final

2018-06-03 18:25
Sloane Stephens (AFP)

Paris - US Open champion Sloane Stephens reached her first French Open quarter-final on Sunday, beating Estonia's Anett Kontaveit 6-2, 6-0.

Stephens, the 10th seed, had previously made the fourth round for four successive seasons.

She will face either Australian Open champion and second seed Caroline Wozniacki or Russia's Daria Kasatkina for a place in the semi-finals.

A clearly hobbled Kontaveit hit just five winners but 21 unforced errors in the 52-minute mismatch.

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

Men

4th rd

Dominic Thiem (AUT x7) bt Kei Nishikori (JPN x19) 6-2, 6-0, 5-7, 6-4

Alexander Zverev (GER x2) bt Karen Khachanov (RUS) 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

Women

4th rd

Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) bt Barbora Strycova (CZE x26) 6-4, 6-3

Madison Keys (USA x13) bt Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROM x31) 6-1, 6-4

Sloane Stephens (USA x10) bt Anett Kontaveit (EST x25) 6-2, 6-0

Read more on:    french open  |  sloane stephens  |  tennis
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Vote

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season has wrapped up. For all the season highlights - and lowlights - be sure to visit Sport24!

Latest blogs
 

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.