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Roland-Garros: Gracheva through to third round

Varvara Gracheva edged out Ajla Tomljanovic 6-4, 6-7 [5], 7-5 on Wednesday and will play Belgian Elise Mertens, the No 31 seed, in the next round

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Russian Varvara Gracheva advanced to the third round of Roland-Garros by edging out Australian Ajla Tomljanovic 6-4, 6-7 [5], 7-5 at Stade Roland-Garros in Paris on Wednesday afternoon.

Gracheva, ranked No 71, will face Belgian Elise Mertens, the No 31 seed, next.

Ahead of her victory, the 21-year-old Russian edged out Australian Astra Sharma (4-6, 6-4, 7-5).

Tomljanovic, ranked No 42, defeated Estonian Anett Kontaveit, the No 5 seed (7-6 [5], 7-5) in the previous round of the French Open.

Paris (Grand Slam): Other second-round results (Stade Roland-Garros, clay, EUR 43.600.000, most recent results first):

  • Sloane Stephens beat Sorana Cirstea (26): 3-6, 6-2, 6-0
  • Leylah Fernandez (17) beat Katerina Siniakova: 6-3, 6-2
  • Kaia Kanepi beat Beatriz Haddad Maia: 6-4, 6-4
  • Elise Mertens beat Marie Bouzkova
  • Cori Coco Gauff (18) beat Alison Van Uytvanck: 6-1, 7-6 [4]
  • Amanda Anisimova (27) beat Donna Vekic (Q): 6-4, 6-1
  • Karolina Muchova beat Maria Sakkari (4): 7-6 [5], 7-6 [4]
  • Angelique Kerber (21) beat Elsa Jacquemot (WC): 6-1, 7-6 [2]
  • Jil Teichmann (23) beat Olga Danilovic (Q): 6-4, 6-1
  • Victoria Azarenka (15) beat Andrea Petkovic: 6-1, 7-6 [3]
  • Aliaksandra Sasnovich beat Emma Raducanu (12): 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
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