Elina Svitolina avoids upset bid to advance to French Open quarterfinals
PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open (all times local):
Fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina advanced to the French Open quarterfinals by beating Croatian qualifier Petra Martic 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.
Martic, ranked 290th, served for the match at 5-3 on Court Suzanne Lenglen but was broken by Svitolina.
Svitolina, who needed treatment on her back at the start of the third set, won on her second match point when Martic hit a backhand into the net.
Martic will next face third-seeded Simona Halep, the French Open runner-up in 2014.
Third-seeded Simona Halep advanced to the quarterfinals of the French Open by beating No. 21 Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1, 6-1.
Halep had lost her previous four clay-court matches against Suarez Navarro, including in the first round at Roland Garros in 2013.
Suarez Navarro dropped her opening service game in the second set but broke back in the next game. It was the only blip from Halep, the runner-up in 2014.
The Romanian will next face either No. 5 Elina Svitolina of Ukraine or Croatian qualifier Petra Martic.
Former French Open champion Stan Wawrinka and two runners-up will complete their fourth-round matches on Monday at Roland Garros.
Wawrinka won the title in 2015. The third-seeded Swiss, a three-time Grand Slam champion, faces 15th-seeded Gael Monfils on Court Phillipe Chatrier.
Andy Murray, last year's runner-up, is also on Chatrier. The three-time Grand Slam champion has never won at Roland Garros, and never faced unseeded Russian Karen Khachanov, either.
Third-seeded Simona Halep, the 2014 runner-up, faces No. 21 Carla Suarez Navarro.