French Open women's quarterfinals get started

Hazel Gray
June 7, 2017

Paris: Defending champion Novak Djokovic eased into the French Open quarter-finals on Sunday after outclassing claycourt specialist Alberto Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 (5) 6-1 6-3. The 31-year-old Spaniard faces compatriot and close friend Pablo Carreno Busta, the 20th seed, who has never made it this far at a Slam in his career.

Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky was a set up on France's Kristina Mladenovic on Court Philippe Chatrier before the interruption.

Play has resumed in the women's quarterfinals at the French Open after a delay of more than three hours because of rain.

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Djokovic can reach a seventh consecutive French Open semifinal and break a tie with Jimmy Connors for second place with a 234th Grand Slam match win (Roger Federer's record is 314). The 30-year-old has dropped just one set in five meetings with Thiem and brushed aside the Austrian easily in last year's Roland Garros semi-finals. Because No. 1 Angelique Kerber lost in the first round last week, Pliskova and Halep both have a chance to move atop the WTA rankings after the tournament, depending on how each fares the rest of the way.

This is the deepest Carreno Busta has ever advanced in a Grand Slam.

None of the eight women's quarterfinalists, including those playing Wednesday, owns a major title.

The victor will face the victor of No. 2 Novak Djokovic vs.

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