Defending champion Maria Sharapova is out of the French Open after the world number two was beaten in straight sets by Lucie Safarova as the Czech woman booked her spot in the quarter-finals.
Russian Sharapova has reached three consecutive finals at Roland Garros but her hopes of a third title in four years were diminished as Safarova battled to a 7-6 (7/3) 6-4 victory.
It is also the end of the road for Petra Kvitova as Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland stunned the fourth seed as she recovered from a set down to bad a surprise 2-6 6-0 6-3 win over the former Wimbledon champion.
Sloane Stephens hopes of a Williams sister double came to an end as the world number one was once again not at her best but managed to get the job done against her fellow American by coming from a set down to bad a 1-6 7-5 6-3 victory to book her spot in the last eight.
Williams will now face Sara Errani in the quarter-finals, after the Italian emerged a comfortable winner from her battle with Juila Geroges with a 6-2 6-2 straight sets win.
Over to the men’s action and there was no problems for the reigning champion Novak Djokovic as he saw off Frenchman Richard Gasquet in straight sets with a 6-1 6-2 6-3 win at Roland Garros.
The real competition starts now for the reigning champion as Rafael Nadal awaits the Serbian, after the sixth seed was made to work for his win, as American Jack Sock put up a brave fight.
However, Nadal’s experience proved to be the difference maker as the Spaniard booked a quarter-final with Djokovic with a 6-3 6-1 5-7 6-2 victory to keep hopes of a tenth French Open title alive.
Scot Andy Murray was made to work for his place in the quarter-finals as overcame the test from France’s Jeremy Chardy with the world number three emerging victorious 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-2.
Murray will now face David Ferrer for a spot in the semi-finals, as the Spaniard cruised past Croatia’s Marin Cilic with a 6-2 6-2 6-4 straight sets win.
Roger Federer resumed his match with Gael Monfils following on from the suspension of their match on Sunday due to darkness and the Swiss man Roger Federer made no mistake and he finished the job with a 6-3 4-6 6-4 6-1 win.
More results from day nine at Roland Garros can be found here.