Williams and Federer advance to French Open quarterfinals
June 3 , 2013
Fourth-round play at the French Open continued on Sunday in Paris with Serena Williams posting a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Italy's Roberta Vinci.
Williams will next play Russian veteran Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarterfinals.
Kuznetsova, the 2009 French champ, beat eighth-seeded German Angelique Kerber, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to secure her place.
In the day’s other matches, fifth-seeded Sara Errani beat Carla Suarez Navarro.
Errani will next take on Agnieszka Radwanska who won against 2008 champ Ana Ivanovic.
In the men’s round, Spain’s David Ferrer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France eased through their respective matches.
Fourth-seeded Ferrer defeated South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-1, 6-1.
The sixth-seeded Tsonga recorded a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win against Serbia's Viktor Troicki.
Ferrer next faces Tommy Robredo while Tsonga will play Swiss maestro Roger Federer, who beat Frenchman Gilles Simon, 6-1, 4-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.
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