French Open: Wozniacki advances to quarter finals

Former world tennis women’s number one Caroline Wozniacki moved into the french open quarter finals on Sunday with a three-set win over Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova.

The 26 year old Dane had not reached the last eight at Roland Garros since 2010, but came through to win 6-1 4-6 6-2 against the eighth seed and 2009 champion.

Karolina Pliskova, the Czech second seed, is also into round four after she beat Carina Witthoft of Germany 7-5 6-1.

Venus Williams and defending champion Garbine Muguruza play later on Sunday.

Fifth seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine is safely through to the fourth round after beating Poland’s Magda Linette 6-4 7-5.

Only five of the top 10 seeds now remain in the draw.



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