French Open Day 6: Federer powers into last 16, champion Sharapova eases through

Roger Federer marched into the fourth round of the French Open for the 11th consecutive year after the Swiss man eased past Bosnian Damir Dzumhur with a 6-4 6-3 6-2 straight-sets win.

It was also an easy day for Federer’s compatriot Stan Wawrinka, as he too enjoyed a 6-4 6-3 6-2 straight sets win over American Steve Johnson.

Roger Federer's last major trophy came at Wimbledon in 2012 image: rte.ie

Roger Federer’s last major trophy came at Wimbledon in 2012
image: rte.ie

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga saw off the tough test from Pablo Andujar as the 14th seed bagged a straight sets 7-6 6-4 6-3 win over the Spaniard, while Tomas Beydych overcame a second set scare to book his place in the last 16 as the fourth seed saw off the challenge of Benoit Paire with a 6-1 6-7 (7/5) 6-3 6-4 win.

Gilles Simon overcame fellow Frenchman Nicolas Mahut in a five set thriller as the 12th seed came out victorious with a  6-2 6-7 (8/6) 6-7 (8/6) 6-3 6-1 win.

Another Frenchman Richard Gasquet also needed five sets book his spot in the fourth round with a 3-6 6-3 6-1 4-6 6-1 win over Argentine Carlos Berlocq.

On the women’s side of things, defending champion Maria Sharapova enjoyed a 6-3 6-4 straight sets win over Australia’s Sam Stosur, while former champion Ana Ivanovic also sailed into the last 16 with a 6-0 6-3 win over Croatian Donna Vekic.

Maria Sharapova kept hopes of retaining her French Open title alive image: theguardian.com

Maria Sharapova kept hopes of retaining her French Open title alive
image: theguardian.com

However, the French Open is over for Sabine Lisicki as she was ousted by Czech Republic’s Lucie Safarova who scored a 6-3 7-6 (7/2) win over the German.

Simona Halep’s conqueror Mirjana Luca-Baroni is out of the tournament after Alize Cornet saw off the Croatian with a 4-6 6-3 7-5 victory, but there were no problems for Ekaterina Makarova who marched into the fourth round with a 6-2 6-4 win over fellow Russian Elena Vesnina.

More results from day 11 at Roland Garros can be found here.

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