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Roland-Garros: Pegula through to last 16

Jessica Pegula defeated Tamara Zidansek 6-1, 7-6 [2] on Saturday afternoon and will face Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu in the next round

Jessica Pegula Roland Garros 2022 Jessica Pegula of the U.S. reacts during her third round match against Slovenia’s Tamara Zidansek (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)

American Jessica Pegula, the No 11 seed, beat Slovenian Tamara Zidansek, the No 24 seed, 6-1, 7-6 [2] to move into the last 16 of Roland-Garros at Stade Roland-Garros in Paris on Saturday.

Pegula, ranked No 11, will play Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu next.

The American won against Chinese Qiang Wang (6-2, 6-4) and edged out Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina (6-1, 5-7, 6-4) ahead of her victory.

In the previous rounds of the French Open, Zidansek, ranked No 25, won against American Claire Liu (6-2, 6-2) and Egyptian Mayar Sherif (walkover).

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

  • Madison Keys beat Elena Rybakina
  • Paula Badosa beat Veronika Kudermetova: saturday
  • 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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