― Reuters picPARIS, June 6 ― World number three Karolina Pliskova overcame an very bad start to beat unheralded Veronica Cepede Royg of Paraguay 2-6 6-3 6-4 yesterday to reach the French Open quarter-finals for the first time.
Karolina Pliskova faced her biggest test of the tournament against an inspired Veronica Cepede Royg of Paraguay, but survived a two-hour battle to complete the comeback victory.
Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open champion, will next face either third-seeded Stan Wawrinka or No. 15 Gael Monfils. The Czech player, who was supposed to play on Saturday but the match was postponed due to rain, was down 4-2 in the first set but then she won 11 of the last 13 games dominating the rest of the match.
The last woman representing France to win the country's Grand Slam tournament was Mary Pierce in 2000.
The 21-year-old Khachanov, the youngest man left in the field, was playing in the fourth round at a major for the first time.
But a 6-2 4-6 6-3 victory over Russia's Ekaterina Alexandrova set up a third-round meeting with German Carina Witthoeft.
Fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina advanced to the French Open quarterfinals by beating Croatian qualifier Petra Martic 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.
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Raonic was leading 6-1, 1-0 when 153rd-ranked Garcia-Lopez quit after just 28 minutes of their third round encounter. Belgium's David Goffin retired with an ankle problem in his match against Horacio Zeballos of Argentina.
Seven-time major champion Venus Williams is bidding for a quarterfinal spot against No. 30 Timea Bacsinszky. This was his third Grand Slam tournament.
Martic, ranked 290th, served for the match at 5-3 on Court Suzanne Lenglen but was broken by Svitolina.
She followed that up by making the quarter-finals of the Australian Open and winning a title in Doha.
Suarez Navarro dropped her opening service game in the second set but broke back in the next game.
Richard Gasquet retired from his all-French third-round match against Gael Monfils at Roland Garros after getting treatment on his right thigh.
The 15th-seeded Monfils moved into the fourth round at the French Open for the seventh time.
"Last year I was also coming as a favourite, not as second seed but everyone is still expecting me to win something, and I didn't make it".