Serena Williams clarifies Venus' comment on baby's gender! (PIC INSIDE)

Jonathan Hernandez
June 5, 2017

Meanwhile, Williams had an easy time with Mertens, a 21-year-old Belgian playing in just her second Grand Slam tournament.

But Switzerland's Bacsinszky, a semi-finalist at Roland Garros in 2015, proved too strong for Jabeur and wrapped up the win in a mere 67 minutes.

"It was very odd match, because she was playing good and I was playing OK, but I think today was enough", Svitolina said. Maybe my sister played today. "I wanted the match. I'm sure that when we go to the United Kingdom to play, they will do a great job, too". Physically, I was not there. It's not ideal, there are little problems but I fight as I can.

"But I'm a little bit disappointed with finish like this because it was really good tournament for me". But still happy with my performance here.

Defending champion Garbine Muguruza and French favorite Kristina Mladenovic are heading to a third set at Court Suzanne Lenglen with a Roland Garros quarterfinal spot at stake. Wozniacki also broke in half of Kuznetsova's 12 service games. The 2011 Roland Garros junior champion saved the first with an overhead and the second with a down-the-line forehand victor.

But she ran out of steam as the 27-year-old Bacsinszky, who had wasted two set points in the first set, chased her across the court and won the next two easily, clinching the match with a ideal drop shot.

Bacsinszky broke for a 4-2 lead in the second, using the weapon Jabeur had been using against her - a deadly drop shot. Serena sat in the stands during Venus' second-round victory at Roland Garros on Wednesday.

He and Harrison won the Estoril Open in Portugal on clay last month, the sixth ATP title of the Kiwi's career. "So every match for me is tough and it doesn't matter if she's (ranked) 60 or if she's 300". I'm like, Okay, it was yesterday. I'm going to have the experience of what it's like to be in that situation.

"Everything wasn't ideal. There were a few concerns", Mladenovic said, before joking: "I made about 35 double-faults today, but everything's OK!" "But still there are some things that I want to improve and that I want to play better".

"I was not thinking a lot because it's, you know, a lot of thinking in this tournament for me in the matches and stuff, so I try to go out there and block everything and just think about what I have to do to win. It's very important for me to be in the quarter-finals one more time", said Nadal, who turned 31 on Saturday. I've got to get some confidence that I can do this.

The set was quickly running away from the 10th seed as she continued to play erratically. "You know, sometimes it's just bad luck". You can be better. "You give me so much strength".

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