PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local):
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has reached the quarterfinals for the first time in 10 years at Roland Garros.
The 31st-seeded Russian beat 2013 semifinalist Victoria Azarenka 5-7, 6-3, 6-2.
Pavlyuchenkova lost her only quarterfinal here in 2011.
She has also reached the quarters at the Australian Open and Wimbledon but has never reached the semifinals at any major.
To do so here, the 29-year-old Russian might have to beat 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams.
The seventh-seeded American plays No. 21 Elena Rybakina in the fourth round and the winner of that match takes on Pavlyuchenkova.
Tamara Zidansek has become the first Slovenian woman to reach the quarterfinals of a major tournament.
She did so by winning 7-6 (4), 6-1 against Romanian Sorana Cirstea, who was also unseeded here.
Zidansek dropped to her knees and held her head in her hands after winning on her first match point with a forehand winner.
Prior to the tournament the 23-year-old Zidansek had never even beaten a top 10-ranked player.
Her previous best at a major was the second round at the Australian Open and Wimbledon. She’d twice lost in the first round at Roland Garros.
The previous best by a Slovenian woman was when Katarina Srebotnik reached the fourth round at the French Open and the U.S. Open.
Serena Williams continues her quest for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title, and the 39-year-old American is playing in the fourth round at a major for the 64th time.
The seventh-seeded Williams takes on 21st-seeded Elena Rybakina. She has never been in the fourth round before at a major and faces three-time French Open winner Williams for the first time.
In men’s play, No. 2 Daniil Medvedev continues his new-found fondness for clay.
The two-time losing Grand Slam finalist was 0-4 at Roland Garros before this tournament. The big-hitting Russian plays No. 22 Cristian Garin for a place in the quarterfinals.
No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas and No. 6 Alexander Zverev are also in action.
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