June 1, 2019 / 9:43 AM / 19 days ago

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(Corrects Tsitsipas entry to make clear he was runner-up to Djokovic in Madrid and reached the semi-finals in Rome)

June 1 (Reuters) - Highlights of the seventh day at the French Open, the second Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Saturday (all times GMT):

1410 DJOKOVIC CRUISES INTO LAST 16

Men’s world number one Novak Djokovic eased past Italian qualifier Salvatore Caruso 6-3 6-3 6-2 to book his 13th appearance in the French Open fourth round.

1400 SINIAKOVA DUMPS OUT WORLD NO.1 OSAKA

Women’s world number one Naomi Osaka was knocked out in the French Open third round by Czech Katerina Siniakova 6-4 6-2, ending her quest for a third successive Grand Slam crown.

With Osaka’s defeat, five of the top six women’s seeds are now out of the tournament.

It is the first time Siniakova has reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam in the singles.

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Muguruza in the mood as she reaches next round

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Second seed Pliskova slides to defeat by Martic

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1230 ZVEREV OUTLASTS LAJOVIC IN ANOTHER FIVE-SETTER

Fifth seed Alexander Zverev survived his second five-setter of the week to reach the fourth round for a second consecutive year, beating Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic 6-4 6-2 4-6 1-6 6-2.

The German hotshot will next face reigning Monte Carlo champion Fabio Fognini, who overcame Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6(5) 6-4 4-6 6-1.

1135 TSITSIPAS MAKES GREEK HISTORY

Sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas became the first Greek player to reach the Roland Garros fourth round since Lazaros Stalios in 1936, beating Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic 7-5 6-3 6-7(5) 7-6(6).

Tsitsipas is one of the contenders for the title in Paris after finishing runner-up to Novak Djokovic in Madrid and reaching the semi-finals in Rome last month.

1005 HALEP SENDS TSURENKO PACKING

Defending champion Simona Halep eased past Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko 6-2 6-1 to book a place in the last-16 after just 55 minutes on Court Philippe-Chatrier.

After being stretched in three-setters in her two previous rounds, Halep was pleased with a confidence-boosting victory heading into the second week of the tournament.

“I had in my head that I have to stay very strong, to play more aggressive, to stay closer to the baseline, which I did, and when I have the chance, to open the court,” the 27-year-old Romanian said.

“So I think today was a better match. I played better. And I felt better on court.” (Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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