2020 Roland Garros: Danielle Collins ousts former winner Garbine Muguruza

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2020 Roland Garros: Danielle Collins ousts former winner Garbine Muguruza

France’s Fiona Ferro reached the fourth round of a Major for the first time in her career at 2020 Roland Garros. The world no. 49 defeated Romanian Patricia Maria Tig on Saturday 7-6(7), 4-6, 6-0 in two hours and 48 minutes.

Ferro hit 37 winners and had 49 unforced errors, finishing with 115 points for the match. Tig had 26 winners, 47 unforced errors and 103 points for the match. For a chance to play her first quarter-final of a Major, the Frenchwoman will take on fourth seed Sofia Kenin.

Kenin’s compatriot Danielle Collins produced a shock upset to end Saturday’s proceedings in Paris. The unseeded American stunned 11th seed and 2016 titlist Garbine Muguruza in their round-of-32 match. Collins won the rain-delayed match that was finally played on Philippe Chatrier 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 in two hours and 26 minutes.

Earlier, Muguruza looked to have put the proceedings of the opening set behind her as she built a 3-0 double-break lead in the third set. However, Collins remained unfazed despite trailing the Spaniard and after extricating herself from the double-break deficit turned around the match firmly in her favour to make it to the fourth round.

In her post-match press conference, Collins spoke about her thoughts in the deciding set. “She was playing really well, and there was only so much I could do. I just told myself, ‘Okay, I've got to ride out the storm a little bit.

Just give it all I have. Just stick through the process,’” Collins said. “It was really challenging at times because of how well she was playing, particularly how well she was serving. Some of the shots she was coming up with sometimes were just too good.

I had to accept that and move on and just try to stay as positive as I could”. Collins will take on Ons Jabeur in the pre-quarterfinals.

2020 Roland Garros: Petra Kvitova advances, Jelena Ostapenko ousted

In the battle of lefthanders, seventh-seeded Petra Kvitova pipped her younger rival, Canadian Leylah Fernandez to reach the round-of-16.

Kvitova, too, mounted a comeback in the first set overturning a 1-5 deficit and saving two set points in the process. After an hour and 54 minutes of play, the Czech won 7-5, 6-3. In her post-match presser, Kvitova shared, “I’m so glad that I was still there even fighting in the first set, back on the track, and I didn't really know that I (was) going to turn it around.

But I was just trying to, you know, kind of came back to the set, to my game, to find a way. It was great I was still able to win the first set. I'm really glad for me that I was still there mentally”. Kvitova will play Shuai Zhang for a place in the last-eight.

The final pre-quarterfinal match in the bottom of the of the women’s draw at 2020 Roland Garros will be played between Spain’s Paula Badosa and Germany’s Laura Siegemund. Badosa defeated former champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-4, 6-3 while Siegemund upset 13th seed Petra Martic 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-0. Photo Credit: Roland Garros Twitter