PARIS (AP) – The latest news on the Roland-Garros Grand Slam tennis tournament (all local times):
Italy’s Martina Trevisan reached the quarter-finals at Roland Garros for the second time in three matches.
The 59th-ranked Trevisana have won the last four games and beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich 7-6 (10), 7-5 on Sunday.
Sasnovich served for the second set at 5-3 but broke at love there, part of a streak in which Trevisan collected 13 of 15 points.
Trevisan won his first WTA title in Rabat the week before the French Open began and is now on a nine-fight winning streak. Eight of those wins have come in straight sets.
She was a 159th-ranked qualifier in 2020 when she made a surprising run to the French Open quarter-finals before losing at that stage to eventual champion Iga Swiatek. This time, Trevisan will meet Leylah Fernandez or Amanda Anisimova for a place in the semi-finals.
Trevisan have lost in the first or second round in six other Grand Slam appearances.
Sasnovich, 47th, beat grand champions Angelique Kerber and Emma Raducanu to advance to the fourth round in Paris.
Sasnovich has never reached the quarterfinals in 28 career majors.
Fourth-round action at Roland Garros is underway on the coldest day of the tournament so far, with the temperature reaching 55 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Celsius).
Five Americans have advanced to the knockout stages of the Grand Slam tournament on clay for the first time since 2003, and three are in action on Sunday.
Amanda Anisimova, semi-finalist in Paris in 2019 at 17, faces the finalist of the US Open 2021 Leylah Fernandez at Court Philippe Chatrier. That match will be followed by Coco Gauff – at 18, she is the youngest woman remaining in the draw – against Belgium’s Elise Mertens, the 31st seed. And 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens meets 23rd seeded Swiss Jil Teichmann at Court Suzanne Lenglen.
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are set to play their fourth-round matches later today. If 13-time French Open champion Nadal beats No.9 Felix Auger-Aliassime and defending champion Djokovic overtakes No.15 Diego Schwartzman, the owners of 41 major titles combined will face off in the quarter-finals.
It would be the 59th match between Djokovic and Nadal, extending their record for the most encounters between two men in the professional tennis era.
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