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The world's number 1 Naomi Osaka seems to have come back since the reconquest of his throne. Opposed to the Taiwanese Su-Wei Hsieh, the Japanese won 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-2 in 2h30 of play. After the victory ofAshleigh Barty, Osaka finds himself in a duel again facing Karolina Pliskova and the Australian for the throne. A beautiful distance fight between the three women especially Pliskova and Osaka could be in the semifinals. Before that, the Japanese will face the Greek Maria Sakkari.

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Simona Halep, who was also among the favorites, dropped against the American Madison Keys, 6-1, 3-6, 7-5. Her first round had shown that she was not yet at her best. Absent early in the game, the Romanian has shown character before diving and getting choked by the American. Disappointed for long months, Keys makes a superb week with victories against Garbine Muguruza and Daria Kasatkina before Halep.

Also noteworthy, the defeat 6-3, 7-6 (3) ofElina Svitolina who could not take revenge on Sofia Kenin who eliminated him in Canada at the quarter-finals. Sloane Stephens, did not weigh heavy against the experienced Svetlana Kuznetsova who is back on top and who won 6-1, 6-2 in 53 minutes.

Venus Williams demonstrates again that she still has her twenty-year-old legs by putting the experience in three sets 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 in about 2 hours of play. A mental victory for the American, who is often in difficulty service, but has resisted well by saving an incredible number of breakpoints (11 of 15) and who in the final wins a small point more than his opponent. It reaches once again the quarters to Cincinnati since 2012, she will meet her compatriot Madison Keys or the Romanian Simona Halep.

The world's No. 2 Ashleigh Barty, less fit than usual after its elimination from entry at the Rogers Cup, faced the world number 20 Anett Kontaveit, faller ofAngelique Kerber 1st round. After a fight of more than two hours of play, it's good Barty who wins on a very tight score of 4-6, 7-5, 7-5. Anett yet served for the game in the last run before cracking and losing 4 games in a row on a last shot of Barty's accelerator. Still far from its best level, the Australian will have to make fewer mistakes if she wants to move to the next round and hope to take his throne. She will face Maria Sakkari winner of the match against Aryna Sabalenka (4) 6-7, 6-4, 6-4.

Karolina Pliskova went largely favorite against Rebecca Peterson, Player out of qualifying. The Czech won 7-5, 6-4 in 1:44 of play. Solid return, Pliskova managed to break five times in the match, including in the first set at the last moment after saving four break points in the game before. In the second set, she returns from a late break to finally win on her first match point. Pliskova, still in the race for world number one spot, can face in quarter Sloane Stephens or Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Center Court

From 11am (5pm, French time)

Venus Williams (USA) – Donna Vekic (CRO) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

Not before 19h (1h, French time)

Sofia Kenin (USA) (7) Elina Svitolina (UKR) 6-2, 7-6 (3)

Grandstand

From 11am (5pm, French time)

(1) Ashleigh Barty (AUS) – Anett Kontaveit (EST) 4-6, 7-5, 7-5

Not before 19h (1h, French time)

(16) Madison Keys (USA) – (4) Simona Halep (ROU) 6-1, 3-6, 7-5

Stadium 3

From 11am (5pm, French time)

(3) Karolina Pliskova (CZE) – (Q) Rebecca Peterson (SUE) 7-5, 6-4

(WC) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) – (8) Sloane Stephens (USA) 6-1, 6-2

Short 10

From 11am (5pm, French time)

Maria Sakkari (GRE) – (9) Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4

Not before 14h30 (20h30, french time)

(2) Naomi Osaka (JPN) Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-2



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