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Roland-Garros: Sabalenka crashes out at hands of Giorgi

Camila Giorgi defeated Aryna Sabalenka 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 on Saturday afternoon. She’ll face Russian Daria Kasatkina, the No 20 seed, in the next round

Aryna Sabalenka Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka reacts during her first round match against France’s Chloe Paquet (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)

The seeds keep falling in the women’s draw at Roland-Garros, with a former world No 2 dropping on Saturday as Camila Giorgi, the No 28 seed, defeated Aryna Sabalenka, the No 7 seed, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 to reach the last 16.

Giorgi, ranked No 30, will play Russian Daria Kasatkina, the No 20 seed, next.

In the previous rounds, the Italian won against Chinese Shuai Zhang (3-6, 6-2, 6-2) and Kazakh Yulia Putintseva (6-3, 7-5), while Sabalenka, ranked No 7, edged out Frenchwoman Chloe Paquet (2-6, 6-3, 6-4) and beat American Madison Brengle (6-1, 6-3).

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

  • Jessica Pegula (11) beat Tamara Zidansek (24): 6-1, 7-6 [2]
  • Qinwen Zheng beat Alize Cornet: 6-0, 3-0 ret.
  • Daria Kasatkina 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 ret.
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