Wozniacki into second French Open quarter-final

Caroline Wozniacki (Getty)
Caroline Wozniacki (Getty)

Paris - Caroline Wozniacki reached the French Open quarter-finals for the first time in seven years on Sunday with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 win over 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Danish 11th seed Wozniacki, who made her only other last-eight appearance in Paris in 2010, faces either Australia's Samantha Stosur or Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia for a semi-final place.

"Svetlana's a great player, especially on clay so I knew it wouldn't be easy," said the 26-year-old after her eighth win in 14 meetings against the Russian.

Sunday's clash was their first on clay.

"I played a great first set but I still knew I had to stay cool and aggressive."

French Open results on Sunday, the eighth day of the 2017 tournament at Roland Garros (x denotes seeding):

Men

3rd rd

Kei Nishikori (JPN x8) bt Hyeon Chung (KOR) 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 0-6, 6-4

Women

4th rd

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x11) bt Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS x8) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

3rd rd

Elina Svitolina (UKR x5) bt Magda Linette (POL) 6-4, 7-5

Petra Martic (CRO) bt Anastasija Sevastova (LAT x17) 6-1, 6-1

Karolna Plskov (CZE x2) bt Carina Witthoeft (GER) 7-5, 6-1

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