'Kiki' Mladenovic taking it to another level against Muguruza

Hazel Gray
June 4, 2017

Serena Williams was again at Roland Garros to support sister Venus, who continued her smooth passage through the draw with a 6-3 6-1 victory over Elise Mertens.

The 11th-seeded Wozniacki is a two-time runner-up at majors.

Mladenovic often played to the fans, waving her arms to ask for more noise.

There will be a first-time Grand Slam champion at the French Open. "I will be watching in 20 years with all of you guys". "I am taking it match by match, and it is going pretty well up to now".

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic is through to the fourth round of the French Open after swatting aside Germany's Carina Witthoeft in straight sets.

After having three tough matches against former champion Francesca Schiavone, Anett Kontaveit and Yulia Putintseva, Muguruza now comes up against a player who has been one of the in-form players of 2017. She will next face the victor of the match between Veronica Cepede Royg and Mariana Duque-Marina.

Next up against Nadal is 20th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta, who knocked off No. 5 Milos Raonic 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-4, 8-6.

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Mladenovic is still affected on serve by her back troubles, and any slips against Muguruza on Sunday are likely to be punished.

Nishikori broke early in the fifth set and was serving for the match when Chung broke back, but the Japanese player sealed the result when his opponent double faulted.

But she managed to pull off the biggest victory of her career despite 16 double-faults, seven in each of the last two sets on a windy day with the temperature in the 60s (teens Celsius).

Witthoeft walked onto Court 3 about eight minutes after Pliskova, who gave the German a wry smile as she walked past her seat.

After losing to Kristina Mladenovic in front of a lively French Open crowd Garbine Muguruza struggled with his press duties, but returned after a break.

The 23-year-old Muguruza had been complaining about the vocal and fiercely partisan crowd on Court Suzanne Lenglen during her match against France's Mladenovic when she was overcome by emotion.

Rain forced organisers to cancel or interrupt several matches on Saturday, including the all-French third round clash between Gael Monfils and Richard Gasquet and Kei Nishikori's tricky tie against South Korea's Chung Hyeon.

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