French Open 2017: Dominic Thiem drubs Horacio Zeballos to reach last eight

Hazel Gray
June 14, 2017

"It's obviously very terrible what's happening, or what's happened the last few weeks, and obviously what happened here in the past, as well", Wozniacki, who is Danish, said.

It's Djokovic's eighth straight trip to the quarterfinals at Roland Garros as he seeks to repeat as champion.

However, the former world number one added: "I remember this pressure in the past, because I take time before I serve". By the end of the match, he wound up with almost twice as many unforced errors, 35, as winners, 18.

Wozniacki has the slight edge in both the overall head-to-head (7-6) and in their Slam meetings (3-2); all of Wozniacki's Slam wins have come at the US Open (in 2009, 2011 and 2016), while Kuznetsova was victorious at the Australian Open in 2013 and Wimbledon a year ago.

World number 290 Petra Martic reached the last 16 with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Latvian 17th seed Anastasija Sevastova.

A dominant Rafael Nadal cruised into the quarter final of the French Open.

The 2016 champion, playing in his first match since Andre Agassi left his side in Paris, got off to a slow start but soon looked back to his assured self of years gone by as he wrapped up a fine win. He targets his 11 French Open quarter-final to tie with Federer as he bids for his 31 Grand Slam quarter-final, chasing down Ivan Lendl's 34 appearances.

Pliskova, the Czech, beat Carina Witthoft of Germany 7-5 6-1, while Svitolina of Ukraine overcame Poland's Magda Linette 6-4 7-5.

Though his mettle was tested in a first set that saw him trail by a break twice, the 30-year-old pushed through in a tiebreaker and used the momentum to put wind in his sails for the final two sets.

The rain delay from Saturday helped Japan's Kei Nishikori as he recovered from a wrist injury and back treatment to beat Hyeon Chung 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 0-6, 6-4 of South Korea when their third-round match resumed Sunday.

Djokovic and Nadal are however seeded to meet in the semi-finals.

"But it is different conditions, it's best of five, it's a Grand Slam".

Witthoeft walked onto Court 3 about eight minutes after Pliskova, who gave the German a wry smile as she walked past her seat. And as Muguruza walked to the locker room after her defeat, she wagged a finger toward the stands as if to say, "Tsk, tsk!"

No. 2 seed Novak Djokovic survived a grueling first set against No. 19 Albert Ramos-Vinolas at the French Open on Sunday and seized control of the match from there, winning 7-6, 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals.

Big-serving American John Isner, seeded 21, was knocked out in his third-round match by Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation, who won 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-3).

Bacsinszky won 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 over 2002 runner-up Venus Williams of the US.

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