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Sam Stosur continued her march through a wide-open women’s draw at the French Open with a classy straight-sets defeat of Slovakian ninth seed Dominika Cibulkova.
Sam Stosur’s French Open form is drawing comparisons to her run to the 2010 Roland Garros final but she’ll have to stop a red-hot Maria Sharapova to repeat the feat.
The Australian 19th seed reached last 16 of a Grand Slam for the first time since 2012 with an impressive 6-4 6-4 third-round win over Slovakian ninth seed Dominika Cibulkova on Friday.
It came as third seed Agnieszka Radwanska became the latest big-name women’s casualty at Roland Garros, further opening up the draw following the shock exits No.1 Serena Williams and No.2 Li Na.
Radwanska fell 6-4 6-4 to Croatian Ajla Tomljanovic, coached by Stosur’s former mentor Dave Taylor, leaving Romanian Simona Halep the highest seed left in the women’s draw at No.4.
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REACTIONS TO STOSUR'S WIN
"I just love playing here. I've had some really great moments here and some of the best matches of my career actually. Hopefully I can still have a few more matches like this."
"I think this is one of her favourite surfaces to play on and a lot of her successes come on clay. Despite my record against her and my victory a few weeks ago, this is a new match. I'm sure, you know, she's ready for the match against me, and I will be, too."