Federer, Sharapova Advance At French Open

Second seed Roger Federer reached the French Open fourth round for the 11th year in a row with a 6-4 6-3 6-2 win over Damir Dzumhur in Paris.
The Swiss, who won the French Open in 2009, will play France’s Gael Monfils after the 13th seed beat Pablo Cuevas in five dramatic sets late in the day.
Defending women’s champion Maria Sharapova beat Australia’s Sam Stosur 6-3 6-4 to reach the last 16.
Sharapova was unusually emotional after her win over Sam Stosur, bearing in mind it was a third-round match, and her on-going battle with a cold was part of the reason.
The second seed has been coughing and spluttering her way through the draw, and said: “I’ve never felt like that on the court playing a Grand Slam, so that’s kind of new.
“I’m just trying to do the best that I can with the circumstances.”
Former champion Ana Ivanovic also secured a 53-minute 6-0 6-3 win over Donna Vekic.


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