Seventh-seeded American star Serena Williams has advanced to the fourth round of the French Open women’s singles event, keeping her hopes of a 24th Grand Slam title alive. Serena defeated her own country’s Danielle Collins 6-4, 6-4 to reach the fourth round of the French Open after three years.
World number 32 Anastasia Pavlenchenkova of Russia made a big upset defeating No. 3 Belarusian Aryna Sebalenka. Anastasia won the match 6-4, 2-6, 6-0 and managed to reach the pre-charter final for the second time.
After the withdrawal of Japan’s Naomi Osaka and the injury of World No. 1 Alyssa Barty, Aryna was the highest seeded player in the tournament.
Now in the next round, Anastasia will face Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, who defeated America’s Median Keys 6-2-6-2.
Kazakhstan’s 21st seed Elena Rybakina and 23-year-old Slovenian Tamara Zidansek also made it to the pre-charter final for the first time.
Elena put on 12 aces and 26 winners to beat Russian Elena Vesnina 6-1, 6-4, while Tamara defeated world No.68 Katerina Sinyakova of the Czech Republic 0-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2. defeated by
Elena will next take on Serena, while Tamara will take on the winner of the match between Romanian Sorana Cristia and Russia’s Daria Kasatkina in the pre-charter final.