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French Open 2017: Men’s results – Fourth round

Muguruza admonished the partisan crowd as she was leaving Court Suzanne Lenglen following her 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 defeat which her coach later claimed were “pathetic” and had “no class”.The 13th seed is carrying the hopes of the home nation, who have waited 17 years to celebrate a French singles champion. But it could also be the crafty, cerebral Bacsinszky, who she’ll face in the quarterfinals.But the Spaniard has been repeatedly answering questions recently about whether expectations are different now that she is a major champion and whether that sort of pressure might affect her on court. So I don’t know why or how this bond was made, but it felt really special today.Muguruza left the court visibly unhappy with the partisan crowd, and afterwards the tearful Spaniard admitted that they had made it extra hard for her.Seven-time major champion Venus Williams was bidding for a quarterfinal spot against No. 30 Timea Bacsinszky.It was the first time in the Open era that two Asian men had met as late as the third round in a Grand Slam tournament.She reached the final at the Madrid Open, Stuttgart and in Mexican Open and the semi-finals at the Indian Wells and based on current form, Mladenovic is expected to get past Muguruza.The two have only met once before, with Muguruza prevailing 6-2, 7-6 in Beijing a year ago, though with the Spaniard not having a great build up into the tournament and Putintseva’s evident strong belief in herself, this could be a tight encounter with a slight upset a possibility.One of the more interesting first round encounters saw Muguruza pitted against another former French Open champion, Francesca Schiavone, and though many thought it could be tight the Spaniard impressed with a straight sets victory.Kristina Mladenovic took her love story with Roland Garros to a new level, feeding off the home crowd to battle her way into the fourth round of the French Open with a 7-5 4-6 8-6 victory against American Shelby Rogers on Friday.And Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko beat Australian Samantha Stosur 2-6 6-2 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals. The 24-year-old improved to 15-3 on the clay in 2017 and earned her sixth lifetime Top 5 win despite delivering well over a baker’s dozen of double-faults over the course of the one hour and 59-minute contest.”It’s not flawless, but I fight as I can”, the 13th-seeded Frenchwoman told the crowd after moving to her first French Open quarter-final.Nishikori broke early in the fifth set and was serving for the match when Chung broke back, but the Japanese player sealed the result when his opponent double faulted.