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Roland-Garros: Stephens reaches last 16, defeats valiant Parry

Sloane Stephens won against Diane Parry 6-2, 6-3 on Friday evening and will face Swiss Jil Teichmann, the No 23 seed, in the next round

Sloane Stephens, Roland-Garros Sloane Stephens at Roland-Garros in 2021 (Panoramic)

American Sloane Stephens advanced to the last 16 of Roland-Garros by defeating Frenchwoman Diane Parry 6-2, 6-3 at Stade Roland-Garros in Paris on Friday evening.

Stephens, ranked No 64, will play Swiss Jil Teichmann, the No 23 seed, next.

Earlier in the tournament, the American won against German qualifier Jule Niemeier (5-7, 6-4, 6-2) and Romanian Sorana Cirstea, the No 26 seed (3-6, 6-2, 6-0).

Parry, ranked No 97, won against Czech Barbora Krejcikova, the second seed (1-6, 6-2, 6-3) and Colombian Maria Camila Osorio Serrano (6-3, 6-3) in the previous rounds of the French Open.

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

  • Jil Teichmann 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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