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Roland-Garros: Keys unlocks Rybakina, through to last 16

Madison Keys edged out Elena Rybakina 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 [3] on Saturday evening and will play Russian Veronika Kudermetova, the No 29 seed, in the next round

Madison Keys in the first round of Roland-Garros Madison Keys of the U.S. in action during her first round match against Russia’s Anna Kalinskaya (Panoramic)

American Madison Keys, the No 22 seed, advanced to the last 16 of Roland-Garros by edging out Kazakh Elena Rybakina, the No 16 seed, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 [3].

Keys, ranked No 22, will face Russian Veronika Kudermetova, the No 29 seed, next.

In the previous rounds, the American edged out Russian Anna Kalinskaya (6-3, 3-6, 6-4) and defeated Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia (6-4, 7-6 [3]).

Rybakina, ranked No 16, won against Dutchwoman Arantxa Rus (6-1, 5-7, 6-2) and American wildcard Katie Volynets (6-4, 6-0) earlier in the tournament.

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

  • Veronika Kudermetova beat Paula Badosa (3): 6-3, 2-1 ab.
  • Jessica Pegula (11) beat Tamara Zidansek (24): 6-1, 7-6 [2]
  • Camila Giorgi (28) beat Aryna Sabalenka (7): 4-6, 6-1, 6-0
  • Qinwen Zheng beat Alize Cornet: 6-0, 3-0 ab.
  • Daria Kasatkina (20) beat Shelby Rogers: 6-3, 6-2
  • Iga Swiatek (1) beat Danka Kovinic: 6-3, 7-5
  • Irina-Camelia Begu beat Leolia Jeanjean (WC): 6-1, 6-4
  • Sloane Stephens beat Diane Parry: 6-2, 6-3
  • Jil Teichmann (23) beat Victoria Azarenka (15): 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 [5]
  • Cori Coco Gauff (18) beat Kaia Kanepi: 6-3, 6-4
  • Elise Mertens (31) beat Varvara Gracheva: 6-2, 6-3
  • Aliaksandra Sasnovich beat Angelique Kerber (21): 6-4, 7-6 [5]
  • Martina Trevisan beat Daria Saville (WC): 6-3, 6-4
  • Leylah Fernandez (17) beat Belinda Bencic (14): 7-5, 3-6, 7-5
  • Amanda Anisimova (27) beat Karolina Muchova: 6-7 [7], 6-2, 3-0 ab.
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