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Roland-Garros: Sasnovich beats Kerber to book a spot in the last 16

Aliaksandra Sasnovich defeated Angelique Kerber 6-4, 7-6 [5] on Friday and will play Italian Martina Trevisan in the next round

Aliaksandra Sasnovich Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich celebrates after winning her third round match against Germany’s Angelique Kerber (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)

Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich beat German Angelique Kerber, the No 21 seed, 6-4, 7-6 (5) to advance to the last 16 of Roland-Garros in Paris on Friday.

Sasnovich, ranked No 47, will face Italian Martina Trevisan next.

The Belarusian won against Chinese Xinyu Wang 6-4, 6-1 and No 12 seed Emma Raducanu 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the previous rounds of the French Open.

Earlier in the tournament, Kerber, ranked No 17, edged out Pole Magdalena Frech 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 and won against French wildcard Elsa Jacquemot 6-1, 7-6 (2).

Other third-round results (most recent results first):

  • Cori Coco Gauff (18) beat Kaia Kanepi: 6-3, 6-4
  • Varvara Gracheva beat Elise Mertens: friday
  • 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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