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Barty and Keys progress to last eight of French Open

Barty and Keys progress to last eight of French Open

Sofia Kenin, 20, looks in shock after winning her third round match of the French Open against all-time great Serena Williams. Asked how close she is to her optimal physical shape, she replied, "I'm just pretty far away, but the optimistic part is I haven't been able to be on the court as much as I would have liked. I had to fight for every point".

The three-time champion mounted a second set fightback to break Kenin's serve for the first time to draw the scores level at 3-3.

Playing the 27th-seeded Katerina Siniakova in the third round of the French Open - a matchup between the No. 1 singles and doubles players - Osaka crumbled and lost in straight sets, 6-4 6-2.

Doubles specialist Kateřina Siniaková of the Czech Republic put Osaka under pressure from the off and needed just 77 minutes to oust the Japanese world number one.

Naomi Osaka's hopes of winning a third successive Grand Slam ended Saturday when she was knocked out of the French Open in the third round.

"It made me more hungry and more passionate to come back and play tennis. I mean, she does everything well", Kenin said.

In both she dropped the opening sets before fighting back to beat world number 90 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova and two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka. Her family moved to NY when she was a baby, and she now is based in Florida.

Williams said after Saturday's loss that she wasn't fully match fit.

It decidedly was not Osaka's, who quickly gathered her things and headed to the Court Suzanne Lenglen locker room when the lopsided match was finished.

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That tournament is among those she might be considering before the grass-court Grand Slam begins on 1 July, along with Nottingham, Birmingham, s-Hertogenbosch, Mallorca and Eastbourne.

She will face Spanish qualifier Aliona Bolsova, ranked at 137, who saw off Russia's Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-2, 7-5.

It was a tough day at the office for Serena Williams.

"Clay is one of the Grand Slams, and I have to figure out how to sort of embrace it and love it in my own way", Osaka said.

To Amanda Anisimova, it seems "like, forever ago" that she was playing in the French Open main draw for the first time. "I have even more confidence than ever right now", she said.

Said her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou: "All I know is, she was not ready".

I believe the play is the over 21 games.

"First of all, she knew she was not coming to this tournament being prepared the way she wanted to because of the big injury in Miami", he told Eurosport. I could see that she's not so confident like she was. Osaka committed 38 unforced errors in the defeat. Another key statistic: Kenin won four of Williams' 10 service games. "I was like, 'I'm going to check the mark'".

It was Barty who started quickly, breaking for a 2-0 lead, and saving a break point to speed to a 3-0 lead. At 5-all, she got the last break she'd need with a forehand return victor off a 164 kmh serve. Then on a second match point, her backhand sailed long.


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