Serena rolls into quarters
Paris (Agencies): World number one Serena Williams reached the quarterfinals of the French Open for the first time since 2010 with an easy 6-1, 6-3...
Paris (Agencies): World number one Serena Williams reached the quarterfinals of the French Open for the first time since 2010 with an easy 6-1, 6-3 win over top-ranked doubles player Roberta Vinci on Sunday. It was Williams' 28th straight victory and underlined her title potential as her superior power overwhelmed her Italian challenger.A She coped better with the blustery conditions on Philippe Chatrier Court and broke three times to take the first set. Williams, who won her only Roland Garros title in 2002, will face another former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in the last eight.A The three other remaining Americans play Monday. Four U.S. women reached the fourth round, the most at Roland Garros since 2004. Two-time Grand Slam champion Kuznetsova, ranked 39th but rejuvenated this year, beat No. 8-seeded Angelique Kerber 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. In men's play, 31-year-old Tommy Robredo overcame a two-set deficit for the third match in a row, rallying past No. 11 Nicolas Almagro 6-7 (5-7), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. Robredo, seeded 32nd, will next play fellow Spaniard David Ferrer, who reached the quarterfinals for the sixth straight Grand Slam by beating Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-1, 6-1. No. 6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, a threat to become the first Frenchman in 30 years to win Roland Garros, beat unseeded Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.
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