The top seed in the French Open women's doubles competition, Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis, suffered an early exit, after losing to Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova in the third round on Sunday. Garbine Muguruza progressed to the last eight of the French Open in the women's singles. In the men's singles, top contenders Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka reached the quarterfinals of the second Grand Slam of the year, but Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic exited from the French Open.
Sania-Hingis were top favourites to clinch the doubles competition, but they were outplayed by the Czech duo, who defeated the Indo-Swiss pair in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2. With this loss, Sania nd Hingis' dream of winning four Grand Slams on the trot came to an end.
It proved to be a day of upsets in the doubles competition, as the Williams sisters â€“ Serena and Venus â€“ were also knocked out of the French Open. But they have plenty to fight for as they are still going strong in the singles competition.
Talking about women's singles, Muguruza has looked solid so far, reaching her third straight quarterfinal at Roland Garros. She played some outstanding tennis to oust former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. Second and third seeds Simona Halep and Agnieszka Radwanska's matches were affected by rain. The two matches will continue on Monday, with Halep and Radwanska leading in their respective encounters.
There was plenty of action in the men's arena. Murray,, after some struggles in the early part of French Open, has started to look good, with the No.2 seed defeating John Isner 7-6 (11-9), 6-4, 6-3. Murray will be pleased to have scripted a huge win, with the business end of the competition shaping up. The Scot will face Richard Gasquet in the quarterfinal.
Gasquet defeated Nishikori in the fourth round to set up a date with Murray, which is expected to be a cracker of a contest, with the home fans set to support the Frenchman. Wawrinka got the better of Viktor Troicki, who lost the match 7-6(7-5), 6-7 (7-9), 6-3, 6-2. The Swiss was tested by the Serbian, but Wawrinka looked better as the match progressed, to book his last eight slot.
Raonic's exit in the men's singles was a surprising one, as he lost in three sets to the unseeded Albert Ramos-Vinolas from Spain.