Déjà vu for Venus, Muguruza knocked out at #RG17

Venus is the first New Zealander to reach the quarter-finals at a Grand Slam since Brett Steven and American partner Pat Galbraith at Wimbledon in 1998.

Seven-time major champion Venus Williams was bidding for a quarterfinal spot against No. 30 Timea Bacsinszky. I mean, I love playing here. "It's very important for me to be in the quarter-finals one more time", said Nadal, who turned 31 on Saturday.

In remaining women's third-round matches, second-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic brushed aside Germany's Carina Witthoeft 7-5, 6-1; No. 5 Elina Svitolina of Ukraine won 6-4, 7-5 against Magda Linette, and Croatian qualifier Petra Martic upset 17th-seeded Anastasija Sevastova 6-1 6-1. "I think there were just some points where she just came up with great tennis a lot of the times in the second and the third set". Unforced errors continued to spew from the seven-time Grand Slam singles champion's racquet, and a double fault handed the Swiss, two break points. The last repeat women's champion at Roland Garros remains Justine Henin, who won the tournament three consecutive years from 2005 to 2007.

It was hard not to feel for Garbiñe Muguruza on Sunday, as her title defense was ended by an inspired Kristina Mladenovic 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in the Round of 16.

The only player to have beaten Nadal on clay this season is Austrian Dominic Thiem - who was playing Argentine Horacio Zeballos later Sunday in a fourth-round match.

Kuznetsova, who won the 2009 French Open and 2004 U.S. Open, was ousted by two-time major runner-up Caroline Wozniacki 6-1, 4-6, 6-2, and Stosur, the 2011 U.S. Open champion, was eliminated by 19-year-old Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.

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Mladenovic next will face Bacsinszky, and Wozniacki meets Ostapenko. Plus, all eight women who play for quarterfinal berths Monday are seeking a first major title.

Garbine Muguruza did not take kindly to the way spectators pulled for her opponent - her French opponent, mind you - at the French Open.She said: "I think the more matches I play and the toughest vic tories gives you self confidence, a successful feeling out there". How right those folks were.

Mladenovic reached the quarterfinals at Roland Garros for the first time.

"I'll certainly go home and rest up and forget about tennis a little bit and watch some National Basketball Association and NHL", Isner said. And as Muguruza walked to the locker room after her defeat, she wagged a finger toward the stands before bursting into tears during her post-match interview.

A year after showing so much resolve while winning the French Open, Muguruza fell apart down the stretch.


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