In Saturday’s third round of the French Open, Maria Sharapova was ruthless against Karolina Pliskova, absolutely dominating the Czech in a match that lasted a minute less than an hour. Three other encounters also lasted about 60 minutes, as Garbine Muguruza brushed aside Samantha Stosur, Lesia Tsurenko upset Magdalena Rybarikova and Elise Mertens defeated Daria Gavrilova.
Petra Kvitova, on the other hand, played two tiebreaks, losing them both to exit the tournament at the hands of Anett Kontaveit. Angelique Kerber also played two tiebreaks in defeating Kiki Bertens.
Serena Williams eliminated Julia Goerges, Simona Halep bageled Andrea Petkovic in the second set to make the fourth round, Sloane Stephens won a three-setter against Camila Giorgi, and Caroline Garcia was victorious against Irina-Camelia Begu.
Our Jimmie48 made it to most of these matches, so we have plenty of photos from third-round action in Paris.
MORE ROLAND GARROS 2018 PHOTOS:
- Friday, June 1st: Wozniacki, Keys, Kasatkina victorious, Svitolina falls short against Buzarnescu
- Thursday, May 31st: Pliskova, Garcia, Goerges, Kerber, Sharapova, Williams win second round
- Wednesday, May 30th: Blue Nike players flood the courts, Williams sisters win in doubles
- Tuesday, May 29th: Serena, Sharapova, Muguruza advance
- Monday, May 28th: Petkovic upsets Mladenovic, Wozniacki through to second round
- Sunday, May 27th: Venus & defending champ Ostapenko upset, Svitolina survives scare
- Saturday, May 26th: Kids’ Day with Victoria Azarenka, Simona Halep, Elina Svitolina + practice pics
- Friday, May 25th: Sharapova & Vesnina hit together in Paris + practice sessions of Kerber, Wozniacki, Azarenka, Pliskova, Kvitova
- Thursday, May 24th: Draw ceremony, former champ Schiavone progresses in qualifying, elite players practice
- Wednesday, May 23rd: Bouchard fails to qualify, Serena, Halep, Muguruza, Sharapova practice
- Tuesday, May 22nd: Azarenka, Keys, Kerber practice at Roland Garros, first round of qualifying kicks off