American fourth seed Sofia Kenin surged back from a set down to defeat Fiona Ferro of France 2-6 6-2 6-1 and advance to the quarterfinals of the French Open.
The reigning Australian Open champion Kenin opened the match with a 2-0 lead, but the world No.49 Ferro fired back by winning six consecutive games to take the first set. Ferro’s dominance didn’t last long, though, as after an exchange of breaks at the start of the second set, the rest of the match was absolutely dictated by Kenin.
After the victory, the 21-year-old Kenin left the court in tears, probably because of joy that she’s reached her first career quarterfinals at Roland Garros. It was definitely a tricky match against Ferro, who entered the fourth round on an 18-match winning streak – 8 at tour level (all on clay), 10 from exhibition events before the tour’s resumption.
One more fourth-round match is yet to take place, the encounter of Ons Jabeur and Danielle Collins. It has been rescheduled for Tuesday, because of rain. The winner will face Kenin in the final eight.