At the Open championship of France on tennis has determined the first participants in the semi-final stage.
For the first time since 1998 in the quarterfinals of the major soil made it four asiany tennis players – to Cvetana the Pironkova and Shelby Rogers joined Kiki, Bertens and Yulia Putintseva, who beat in the fourth round Madison keys and Carla Suarez Navarro respectively.
The results of the matches of the fourth round:
Venus Williams (USA, 9) – Timea Alan (Switzerland, 8) — 2:6, 4:6
Kiki, Bertens (Netherlands) – Madison keys (USA, 15) — 7:6, 6:3
Carla Suarez-Navarro (Spain, 12) – Yulia Putintseva (Kazakhstan) — 5:7, 5:7
While in the top half of tournament grid was formed quarterfinal pairs in the bottom already decided two contestants for the final.
The country of new York for the first time in his career he reached the 1/2 finals at Roland Garros, Samantha Stosur four years later returned to four of the main contenders for victory in Paris.
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The results of the matches of the 1/4 finals:
Shelby Rogers (USA) – gabrine Muguruza (Spain, 4) — 5:7, 3:6
Samantha Stosur (Australia, 21) – Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) — 6:4, 7:6