The Latest: Williams-Williams, Hingis-Mirza lose in doubles
PARIS (AP) - The Latest on the French Open (all times local):
A couple of top pairings exited women's doubles at the French Open on Sunday, when the Williams sisters lost their second match of the day and Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza's bid for a fourth consecutive Grand Slam title ended.
The top-seeded duo of Hingis and Mirza won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open last year, and the Australian Open in January, but they were beaten 6-3, 6-2 in the third round at Roland Garros by Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic.
''We played bad and they played good. It's as simple as that,'' Mirza said. ''You have to come up with your `A' game. ... We obviously didn't play anywhere close to our best.''
Hingis complained about a couple officiating decisions and said: ''Everything kind of went against us today.''
Serena and Venus Williams own 13 Grand Slam titles but were competing in doubles together at a major tournament for the first time since 2014.
They were forced to do double duty Sunday.
They started by wrapping up a 7-6 (8), 4-6, 6-0 victory over Vitalia Diatchenko and Galina Voskoboeva in a second-round match that was suspended in progress on Saturday. Then they had to return to court for the third round and lost 6-3, 6-3 to Kiki Bertens and Johanna Larsson.
That's it, folks. With the rain beating down and night falling, French Open organizers say there will be no more play Sunday.
Rain has again put a dampener on proceedings at the French Open.
Umpires have halted Simona Halep vs. Samantha Stosur and Tsvetana Pironkova vs. Agnieszka Radwanska in their fourth-round matches, and covers are going on the courts again for the second rain interruption of a humid Sunday.
France's sole survivor at the French Open, Richard Gasquet, has reached the quarterfinals for the first time in 13 attempts.
His opponent, fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan, never looked at home in front of the partisan crowd on Court Philippe Chatrier. Spectators chanted, ''Allez Richard!'' between points and grew so excitable that Gasquet angrily yelled, ''Shut your traps!'' when noise during a point distracted him in the final set.
Seeded ninth, Gasquet won the rain-interrupted fourth-round match 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2. He lay on his back on the red clay after Nishikori netted a forehand on the last point.
Having previously stalled four times in the fourth round at Roland Garros, Gasquet will play Andy Murray in his first quarterfinal in Paris.
''The public put me under pressure for the whole game, it did me loads of good,'' Gasquet said. ''This is the biggest court in the world for a French player.''
Andy Murray reached the quarterfinals for the 20th time in his past 21 Grand Slam tournaments, handling the big serve of John Isner and beating the 15th-seeded American 7-6 (9), 6-4, 6-3 at the French Open.
Murray, a two-time major champion who is seeded second in Paris, made it to the quarterfinals at Roland Garros for the sixth time. He has lost in the semifinals the last two years.
After needing five sets to get through each of his first two matches, Murray has now won in straight sets twice in a row.
In the opening tiebreaker Sunday, Isner held three set points - at 6-5 on his serve, and at 7-6 and 9-8 on Murray's - but failed to convert any of them.
One of the game's top returners, Murray managed to break the 6-foot-10 (2.08-meter) Isner twice. And Murray saved all five break points he faced - two in the first set and three in the last.
The loss dropped Isner to 1-6 in fourth-round matches at Grand Slam matches. He was the last U.S. man in the French Open this year; no man from the country has made it to the quarterfinals in Paris since Andre Agassi in 2003.
The No. 1 women's double pairing of Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza is out of the French Open, losing 6-3, 6-2 to the Czech team of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova. Hingis and Mirza are the reigning Wimbledon, U.S. Open and Australian Open champions.
Try, try and try again. It could be that the 13th time is lucky for Richard Gasquet.
The Frenchman who has never made the quarterfinals of his home Grand Slam tournament in 12 previous visits to Roland Garros is up two sets against No. 5 seed Kei Nishikori from Japan.
The ninth-seeded Gasquet, who has stalled in the fourth round on four previous occasions at Roland Garros, is delighting the partisan crowd on Court Philippe Chatrier with some scintillating tennis.
He took the first set 6-4 and the second 6-2.
Play has resumed at the French Open after a rain delay of about an hour.
Rain on Roland Garros has stopped play at the French Open with Andy Murray leading 15th-seeded John Isner 7-6 (9) and 2-1 in the second set of their fourth-round match, and Kei Nishikori of Japan ahead a break at 4-2 in the first set against Richard Gasquet on Court Philippe Chatrier.
Stan Wawrinka was so in control during his 7-6 (5), 6-7 (7), 6-3, 6-2 win against Viktor Troicki for a place in the French Open quarterfinals that the defending champion even had time to hit shots with a ball boy.
While his Serb opponent, seeded No. 22, was getting treatment to his right leg in the third set, Wawrinka lent the lucky ball-lad a racket and kept himself and the crowd amused by hitting with him.
But against a tricky Troicki, the third-seeded Swiss was strictly business in cold and humid conditions on Court Philippe Chatrier.
Wawrinka needed eight set points to overcome Troicki in the first set, failing to capitalize on the first four when Troicki was serving at 5-6 and then seeing three more go to waste in the tiebreaker before getting the set lead in 49 minutes.
In the second tiebreaker, it was Troicki who needed five set points to break down Wawrinka, who hit an attempted forehand lob long for the Serb to level.
Wawrinka caressed a backhand winner to break in the fourth game of the third set, during which Troicki got treatment on his leg and was given pills.
In the fourth set, Wawrinka staved off a breakpoint with a sublime cross-court backhand and took a 5-1 lead. An ace brought up two match points for Wawrinka just shy of the three-hour mark and he converted the first when Troicki netted a backhand from the baseline.
Shelby Rogers, an American ranked 108th, reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal by beating 25th-seeded Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday.
Rogers only once before had been as far as the third round at a major tournament, losing at that stage at last year's U.S. Open. Otherwise, of her nine previous Slam appearances, six ended in the first round, the others in the second.
Only five players ranked lower than Rogers have reached the quarterfinals at Roland Garros in the last 30 years.
But the 23-year-old Rogers, who is from South Carolina, has now defeated three seeded players during the tournament, including No. 10 Petra Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon champion, and No. 17 Karolina Pliskova.
Next for Rogers is a match against No. 4 Garbine Muguruza, the 2015 Wimbledon runner-up.
Milos Raonic is out of the French Open, the eighth-seeded Canadian losing 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 to Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the fourth round in front of new coach John McEnroe.
The 55th-ranked player from Spain is into the quarterfinals of a major for the first time, having never made it past the second round of 18 previous Grand Slam tournaments.
Cool and very cloudy weather appeared to take some bite out of Raonic's serve. The quarterfinalist at Roland Garros in 2014 and semifinalist at this year's Australian Open also complained of an aching left hip in his previous match.
Ramos-Vinolas earned the victory with aggressive shot-making and some terrific defensive play. He broke Raonic five times and only lost serve once himself, saving 6 of 7 break points.
''I have no words to explain how I feel,'' he said. ''It was four years in a row losing in the first round.''
Raonic beckoned over the chair umpire in the last game to inspect a shot that gave Ramos-Vinolas two match points. She ruled it in, pointing out that the ball had nicked the line.
The Spaniard couldn't capitalize on either of those match points. But he made no mistake with his third match point, earned with an ace served out wide, sealing the win in 2 hours and 20 minutes with a smash.
He celebrated by firing a spare ball into the air in delight.
Garbine Muguruza is into the French Open quarterfinals for the third straight year, ousting 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-4 in an intense contest on Court Philippe Chatrier.
The fourth-seeded Spanish player needed five match points in the final game to finish off the 13th-seeded Russian.
Kuznetsova struggled with her serve in the third game of the second set, serving an ace but then not landing any of her subsequent first serves. She was broken when Muguruza pounced on her second serve at 15-40 with a crunching return to get an early 3-1 lead.
At 15-40 in the eighth game, Muguruza hit a forehand wide to end a 12-shot rally, allowing Kuznetsova to level at 4-4.
But Muguruza kept the momentum. A ferocious backhand return on Kuznetsova's second service gave the Spaniard her second break point in the ninth game. She lured Kuznetsova into the net with a drop shot and then hit a forehand passing shot for a 5-4 lead.
After failing to convert her first four match points on serve, Muguruza brought up a fifth with a crunching forehand. Kuznetsova then netted a backhand to seal the victory for Muguruza in 1 hour and 38 minutes.
Garbine Muguruza has one foot in the French Open quarterfinals after winning the first set 6-3 in Sunday's fourth-round match against 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Under storm-laden skies, the fourth-seeded Spanish player started at lightning pace, serving an ace with her first and third ball of the first game.
Kuznetsova showed good footwork, back-heeling a stray ball to a ball kid in the sixth game in which the 13th-seeded Russian saved five break points.
The set went with serve through 4-3. Serving with new balls, Kuznetsova was then broken in the eighth game with a punishing cross-court backhand from Muguruza.
The quarterfinalists of the past two years then won the set with another winning cross-court backhand.