Halep, Errani, Bouchard Advance to Quarterfinals at French Open

New Haven Open commits Simona Halep, Sara Errani and Genie Bouchard have advanced to the quarterfinals at the 2014 French Open, while Petra Kvitova fell in a tough third-round match. Which of these three will make the deepest run? Read about their path to the quarterfinals and make sure to vote below!

The Internazionali BNL d'Italia 2014 - Day Four

Simona Halep
(R1) d. Alisa Kleybanova 6-0, 6-2
(R2) d. Heather Watson 6-2, 6-4
(R3) d. Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor 6-3, 6-0
(R4) d. Sloane Stephens 6-4, 6-3

Defending New Haven Open Champion and World. No. 4 Simona Halep has not dropped a set at this year’s French Open, continuing her strong showing in 2014, and remains the highest-seeded player left in the women’s draw. The Romanian defeated Alisa Kleybanova 6-0, 6-2 in Round 1 followed by a 6-2, 6-4 win over Heather Watson in Round 2 and a 6-3, 6-0 triumph against Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor in Round 3. Coming into Round 4, Halep had defeated Sloane Stephens only once in three matches, with her only triumph coming on clay. This match was no different, as she dispatched the American 6-4, 6-3, advancing to face Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarterfinals.

The Championships - Wimbledon 2012: Day Seven

Petra Kvitova
(R1) d. Zarina Diyas 7-5, 6-2
(R2) d. Marina Erakovic 6-4, 6-4
(R3) l. Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-6(3), 1-6, 7-9

World No. 6 and 2012 New Haven Open winner Petra Kvitova might have come up short in her Round 3 loss to Svetlana Kuznetsova, but it was arguably the match of the tournament thus far. In a 3 hour and 13 minute marathon between Grand Slam Champions, Kvitova fired 49 winners but surrendered 65 unforced errors, as Kuznetsova advanced to her 10th French Open Round of 16. Kvitova picked up a 7-5, 6-2 win against Zarina Diyas in Round 1 and defeated Marina Erakovic 6-4, 6-4 in Round 2.

The Internazionali BNL d'Italia 2014 - Day Eight

Sara Errani
(R1) d. Madison Keys 7-5, 3-6, 6-1
(R2) d. Dinah Pfizenmaier 6-2, 6-4
(R3) d. Julia Glushko 6-0, 6-1
(R4) d. Jelena Jankovic 7-6(5), 6-2

After being pushed to three-sets in her opening match by 19-year-old American Madison Keys, the World No. 11 made short work of her competition in Rounds 2 and 3, besting Dinah Pfizenmaier 6-2, 6-4 and Julia Glushko 6-0, 6-1 in Rounds 2 and 3, respectively, setting up a match against World No. 7 Jelena Jankovic in Round 4. After an 81-minute tiebreak first set, Errani ran away in the second to defeat the Serb 7-6(7-5), 6-2 and will face Andrea Petkovic in the quarterfinals.

Nuernberger Versicherungscup - Day 4

Genie Bouchard
(R1) d. Shahar Peer 6-0, 6-2
(R2) d. Julia Goerges 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
(R3) d. Johanna Larsson 7-5, 6-4
(R4) d. Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-2

Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard eases into the quarterfinal round of the French Open defeating eighth seeded Angelique Kerber in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, on Sunday in less than an hour. In the first two rounds, Bouchard breezed by Shahar Peer and then Julia Goerges, dropping only six total games in four sets. In the third round, she matched up against Johanna Larsson to win a closer yet definitive match at 7-5, 6-4. Bouchard will now advance to play Carla Suarez Navarro in the quarterfinals.

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