On the second season of the Grand slam tournament eight determined contenders for the title.
The most anticipated fourth round match between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova did not take place – American due to injury of the chest muscles has withdrawn from the tournament and handed the Russian a place in the quarter-finals, where she will play with the third racket of the world Garbine Muguruza.
The main sensation of the fourth round was the defeat of Caroline Wozniacki – world number two lost the combinational style of Darya Kasatkina and left the tournament after losing in two sets. Along the way, the Dane dropped out of the race for the status of the first racket of the world.
The leader of the world ranking Simona Halep unexpectedly easily dealt with 16-th racket of the world by Alice Mertens. Romanian two short Seth made six breaks and missed one game on his serve.
In the quarterfinals, Halep will play against ex-first racket of the world, Angelique Kerber, which took only 69 minutes to knock out of the tournament last Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia. Kerber for the first time since 2012, got to the 1/4 finals at Roland Garros.
For the first time in 1/4 finals of the Open championship of France will play Madison keys, Sloane Stephens, Yulia Putintseva and Daria Kasatkina.
The results of the matches of the fourth round:
Madison keys (USA, 13) – Buzarnescu Mihaela (Romania, 31) – 6:1, 6:4
Barbora Strycova (Czech Republic, 26) – Yulia Putintseva (Kazakhstan) Is 4:6, 3:6
Anette Kontaveit (Estonia, 25) – Sloane Stephens (USA, 10) – 2:6, 0:6
Daria Kasatkina (Russia, 14) – Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark, 2) – 7:6 (5), 6:3
Simona Halep (Romania, 1) – Alice Mertens (Belgium, 16) – 6:2, 6:1
Angelique Kerber (Germany, 12) – Caroline Garcia (France, 7) – 6:2, 6:3
Serena Williams (USA, SK) – Maria Sharapova (Russia, 28) – failure to appear Williams
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