Sloane Stephens beats Anett Kontaveit in the French Open

Sloane Stephens
Sloane Stephens

A review of Sunday's action in the women’s French Open draw, where Sloane Stephens booked her place in the quarter-finals.

American duo Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys reached the French Open quarter-finals for the first time.

But second seed Caroline Wozniacki is in danger of being knocked out in the fourth round.

Stephens, who beat Keys in last year's US Open final, hammered Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-2 6-0 in just 52 minutes.

She said: "A personal milestone for myself was getting to the quarters, obviously doing well here fourth round a lot of the years in a row. So I think that was something big for me, which is great.

"But hopefully it doesn't end here. You've got to keep going. I would like to keep going. When I came into the tournament, I wasn't thinking 'oh, make quarter-finals'. I was just thinking day to day, like, let's try to figure it out.

"I have figured it out pretty well the last couple matches so I'm going to keep doing that."

Stephens will meet the winner of the clash between Wozniacki and 21-year-old Russian Daria Kasatkina.

Wozniacki is looking for back-to-back grand slams after breaking her duck at the Australian Open in January.

But she has her work cut out to make it to the last eight having dropped the first set against Kasatkina, a former junior champion at Roland Garros.

Wozniacki had lost just four games in her previous two matches but Kasatkina took the early initiative with a break in the third game.

The Dane hit back twice, only for the youngster to break her once again and force a tie-break.

Wozniacki flung her racket to the ground after giving away a set point and then punched a forehand out to compound her anger.

She began complaining about the light after the first set, and at 3-3 in the second the match referee relented and let the players leave the court.

Keys secured her first appearance in the last eight after dispatching Romania's Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-1 6-4 in an hour and five minutes.

She will meet Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan, who pulled off a surprise by knocking out Czech 26th seed Barbora Strycova 6-4.

Related tennis links

Like what you've read?
Help your friends Know It All by sharing this article to your social media.

Most Read

Ben Linfoot has picked out his big-priced fancies for the action1

Value Bet: Monarchs to reign

Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot and he has three bets, including in the Champion Stakes where he takes on Cracksman.

Our pundits have picked out their best bets for QIPCO British Champions Day2

Champions Day: Pundit Picks

Our racing pundits with their Nap selections for QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday.

Simon Holt reveals his best bets for the weekend's racing3

Simon Holt: Next of Kyn

Top commentator Simon Holt previews QIPCO British Champions Day and he has bets in the QEII and the Balmoral Handicap.

You can back the Sporting Life Accumulator at 75/1 on Saturday4

Sporting Life Accumulator

Following another win last weekend, we have a four-fold accumulator in the EFL enhanced to a huge 75/1 by title sponsors Sky Bet.

Sporting Life's Premier League preview package5

Premier League 3pm previews

Mark your card for Saturday's 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League with the best bets, Super 6 predictions and top stats for each game.

Most Read

Ben Linfoot has picked out his big-priced fancies for the action1

Value Bet: Monarchs to reign

Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot and he has three bets, including in the Champion Stakes where he takes on Cracksman.

Our pundits have picked out their best bets for QIPCO British Champions Day2

Champions Day: Pundit Picks

Our racing pundits with their Nap selections for QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday.

Simon Holt reveals his best bets for the weekend's racing3

Simon Holt: Next of Kyn

Top commentator Simon Holt previews QIPCO British Champions Day and he has bets in the QEII and the Balmoral Handicap.

You can back the Sporting Life Accumulator at 75/1 on Saturday4

Sporting Life Accumulator

Following another win last weekend, we have a four-fold accumulator in the EFL enhanced to a huge 75/1 by title sponsors Sky Bet.

Sporting Life's Premier League preview package5

Premier League 3pm previews

Mark your card for Saturday's 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League with the best bets, Super 6 predictions and top stats for each game.

Racing Tips

Ben Linfoot has picked out his big-priced fancies for the action

Value Bet: Monarchs to reign

Ben Linfoot seeks out the value on QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot and he has three bets, including in the Champion Stakes where he takes on Cracksman.

Simon Holt reveals his best bets for the weekend's racing

Simon Holt: Next of Kyn

Top commentator Simon Holt previews QIPCO British Champions Day and he has bets in the QEII and the Balmoral Handicap.

Today's Racing Tips

Saturday's racing preview

Keith Hamer previews Saturday's QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot and has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.

Next Race Off

19:37 Belmont Park
4
(5)
Oneballnostrikes
J: Irad Ortiz Jr
3
(3)
Devine Dental
J: Eric Cancel

Football Tips

Our best bets for Sheffield Wednesday v Middlesbrough

Back corners at Hillsborough

The weekend's football kicks off at Hillsborough as Sheffield Wednesday take on Middlesbrough. We've found an 11/5 best bet.

Chelsea v Man United: Sporting Life's match preview

Five losses in a row at the Bridge?

Jose Mourinho has lost four matches in a row at Stamford Bridge as Manchester United boss. Will the Blues pile on the misery for the Red Devils?

Sporting Life's Premier League preview package

Premier League 3pm previews

Mark your card for Saturday's 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League with the best bets, Super 6 predictions and top stats for each game.