Paris, June 3 (IANS) Madison Keys and Ashleigh Barty on Monday defeated Katerina Siniakova and Sofia Kenin respectively to progress to the French Open quarterfinals.
Keys made it to the quarterfinals after a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Siniakova, and Barty beat Kenin 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 at the Roland Garros, reports Efe news.
Keys said after her win that she was happy to close it out in two sets. She added: "Playing three sets in such heavy conditions is not much fun."
In the third round, Siniakova had beaten world number one Naomi Osaka, while Kenin claimed a victory over 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams.
Keys was a semi-finalist last year in Paris while Barty has become the only Australian to reach the quarterfinals of the first two Grand Slams of the season.