June 4, 2017 / 6:14 PM / 6 months ago

Tennis-French Open roundup from day eight

June 4 (Reuters) - Here is a roundup of day eight at the French Open on Sunday.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I think the crowd today was a little bit tough for me. I understand. I just think that they... sometimes should be a little bit more respectful. I‘m not here to create enemies. I mean, I love playing here.” - A tearful Garbine Muguruza said after the 2016 champion was beaten 6-1 3-6 6-3 by France’s Kristina Mladenovic.

FACT OF THE DAY: The white lines on courts at Roland Garros are marked out with thread and scraped to 6 cm wide, down to the limestone layer under the red dust that covers the courts. A thin coat of linseed oil is first applied for better adherence, followed by two coats of white paint.

STAT OF THE DAY: Fifth seed Milos Raonic of Canada committed a staggering 84 unforced errors as he was dumped out of the French Open fourth round by claycourt specialist Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6 7-6(2) 6-7(6) 6-4 8-6.

PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY: Jelena Ostapenko became the first teenager to reach the women’s quarter-finals at Roland Garros since Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in 2011 after beating Sam Stosur 2-6 6-2 6-4. The 19-year-old is also the first Latvian woman to reach the last eight in Paris in the professional era. (Compiled by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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