Third seed Aryana Sabalenka lost to Anastasia Pavluchenkova in the third round on Friday, continuing the exit of the women’s ranked players from the French Open tennis grand slam, while Germany’s Alexander Zverev advanced to the last 16 rounds in the men’s division. After Sabalenka’s 4-6 6-2 0-6 defeat, the top three seeded players in the Roland Garrow women’s division are now out.
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In the men’s division, Zverev 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 entered the round of the French Open, beating Serbia’s Laslo Dere. Top-seeded Ashleigh Barty retired Thursday from injury in the second round while second-seeded Naomi Asoka withdrew after the first round due to mental health issues. Now fourth-ranked Sofia Kenin is the top seed. Anastasia will face Victoria Azarenka, who defeated 23rd seed Madison Keys 6-2, 6-2 in the 70th minute.
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The two-time Grand Slam champion has reached the fourth round for the first time since the semifinals in 2013. Unseeded Tamara Zidanczyk and 21st-ranked Elena Ribakina also entered the next round. The match was interrupted by afternoon rain, delaying all court matches except the main stadium.