Garbiñe Muguruza storms past Elina Svitolina at the French Open
Two-time Grand Slam champion Garbiñe Muguruza sealed her progress into the fourth-round as she eased past Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina.
With only Simona Halep, Sloane Stephens, Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka as the only other Grand Slam winners left in the women’s draw, Muguruza must certainly fancy her chances at going all the way.
She began brightly against the ninth seeded Svitolina and won the first set 6-3 with an array of crushing forehands.
In the second set, she recovered from a break of serve down to triumph 6-3, 6-3 on Court Philippe-Chatrier.
Next up for the former world number one is a fourth-round meeting with American Sloane Stephens or Slovakia’s Polona Hercog.
Meanwhile, there were wins for Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi, Anastasija Sevastova, Petra Martic and Markéta Vondroušová.
Kanepi came back from a set down to see off Caroline Wozniacki’s vanquisher Veronika Kudermetova winning 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 blitzing her way through the final set.
12th seeded Sevastova will take on Vondroušová in the fourth-round with Martic entertaining Kanepi.
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