French Open Day 6 round-up: Know what all happened
The likes of big guns Caroline Wozniacki and Novak Djokovic progressed into the fourth round of the French Open on Day 6 at Roland Garros. The only casualty of the day was Elina Svitolina, who was the fourth seed in women's singles. Fans had an exciting day of tennis with rain then smearing down late in evening. Here are the updates.
Wozniacki through, Svitolina misses out
2018 Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki continued her progression in the French Open after an easy ride in the third round. The Dane overcame France's Pauline Parmentier 6-0, 6-3. Wozniacki will be up against 14th seed Daria Kasatkina next. The campaign ended for 4th seed Elina Svitolina after a 3-6, 5-7 straight sets loss to Romania's world number 33 Mihaela Buzarnescu.
Other crucial women's singles results
Japan's rising star Naomi Osaka had to bite the dust after being beaten by 13th seed Madison Keys. Osaka lost the tie 1-6, 6-7. 26th seed Barbora Strycova also made it to the next round after a breezy 6-2, 6-3 victory over Katerina Siniakova.
Djoker battles through to last 16
Serbian Novak Djokovic ensured that he stayed in the hunt after a four-hour long duel against 13th seed Roberto Bautista Agut. The former world number 1 and 12-time Slam champion sealed an epic encounter 6-4, 6-7, 7-6, 6-2. Djokovic stated later on that it was a great test and he had to earn the victory. He will be up against Fernando Verdasco next.
2nd seed Zverev wins a 5-set clash
Men's singles second seed Alexander Zverev had the best match of the day against Damir Dzumhur as they fought in a blockbuster 5-set clash. The German prevailed 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6, 7-5. There were wins for Kei Nishikori, Dominic Thiem and local hero Gael Monfils.
Williams sisters enter 3rd round in doubles
Williams sisters Venus and Serena progressed into the third round of the women's doubles event. The American sisters delighted the fans with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Sara Errani and Kirsten Flipkens. The champion duo had featured together prior to this in a Slam in 2016. They had gone on to win their 14th doubles crown at Wimbledon.