PARIS (Reuters) – Highlights of the sixth day at the French Open, the final Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Friday (all times GMT):
1525 GARCIA STUNS MERTENS WITH COMEBACK WIN
Local favourite Caroline Garcia rallied from a set down to beat 16th seeded Belgian Elise Mertens 1-6 6-4 7-5.
Garcia will next face third seed Elina Svitolina, who advanced with a 6-4 7-5 victory over Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova.
Teenager Burel lifts French spirits in Paris
Berrettini keeps Italian flag flying high in Paris
Canadian teen Fernandez reaches third round in Paris
French Open order of play on Friday
1250 HALEP EXACTS REVENGE ON ANISIMOVA
Top seed Simona Halep cruised to a 6-0 6-1 victory over American Amanda Anisimova in just 54 minutes on Court Philippe Chatrier.
The Romanian struck 15 winners and converted six break point opportunities to avenge her quarter-final loss to Anisimova in Paris last year.
1130 THIEM RACES INTO LAST 16
Third seed Dominic Thiem booked his place in the fourth round at Roland Garros for a fifth consecutive year with a 6-4 6-3 6-1 win over Norway’s Casper Ruud.
1039 SWIATEK SENDS BOUCHARD PACKING
Poland’s Iga Swiatek eased past Canadian wildcard Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-2 to book a spot in the fourth round of the French Open.
0910 PLAY UNDER WAY AT ROLAND GARROS
U.S. Open champion Dominic Thiem began his third-round clash against Norwegian 28th seed Casper Ruud on Court Philippe Chatrier.
The temperature was hovering around 15 degrees Celsius and showers are forecast throughout the day.
Defending champion Rafa Nadal faces unseeded Italian Stefano Travaglia later in the day.
(Reporting by Arvind Sriram, Hardik Vyas and Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)