June 2, 2019 / 10:25 AM / 3 months ago

HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-French Open day eight

June 2 (Reuters) - Highlights of the eighth day at the French Open, the second Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Sunday (all times GMT):

DAY EIGHT WRAPUP: Wawrinka battles past Tsitsipas, Federer and Nadal dazzle

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1940 PLAY SUSPENDED DUE TO DARKNESS

Japan’s seventh seed Kei Nishikori was leading 6-2 6-7(8) 6-2 against home favourite Benoit Paire when play was suspended due to bad light on Court Suzanne-Lenglen.

1730 WAWRINKA OUTLASTS TSITSIPAS IN FIVE-SET THRILLER

Three-times Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka stepped up his game in the decider as he overcame in-form Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6(6) 5-7 6-4 3-6 8-6 in just over five hours.

Wawrinka will next face fellow Swiss Roger Federer for a place in the semi-finals.

1600 NADAL BREEZES INTO LAST 16

Defending champion Rafa Nadal struck 40 winners in a 6-2 6-3 6-3 victory over Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero to reach his 13th Roland Garros quarter-finals.

1330 FEDERER MARCHES INTO PARIS QUARTERS

Third seed Roger Federer, bidding to add to his French Open title triumph in 2009, cruised into the quarter-finals with a 6-2 6-3 6-3 victory over Argentine Leonardo Mayer.

1200 KONTA BLAZES PAST VEKIC

British number one Johanna Konta produced a sparkling display, studded with 33 winners, to claim a 6-2 6-4 victory over Croatian Donna Vekic.

Konta has reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final since her final four appearance at Wimbledon two years ago.

“To be able to win a match likes this against a really tough opponent is great,” she said.

“I felt I played well throughout the match. I feel great. To win in front of a crowd like this gives you goosebumps.”

1120 MARTIC POWERS INTO FIRST GRAND SLAM QUARTERS

Croatia’s Petra Martic rallied from a set down to beat Estonian Kaia Kanepi 5-7 6-2 6-4 and seal progress to her maiden Grand Slam quarter-finals.

Martic, who recorded her tour-leading 15th clay court win of the season, will next face Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova.

0945 PLAY BEGINS AT ROLAND GARROS

Vondrousova eased past Latvia’s 12th seed Anastasija Sevastova 6-2 6-0 to reach her maiden Grand Slam quarter-finals.

The left-hander struck 19 winners and broke her opponent’s serve six times to clinch the victory in just under an hour. (Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; editing by Pritha Sarkar, Ed Osmond and Toby Davis)

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