Two more former Grand Slam champions were knocked out from the women’s draw at the French Open on Thursday.
Victoria Azarenka and Angelique Kerber were the latest casualties as the women’s field continued to whittle down.
ALSO READ: Simona Halep suffers panic attack during French Open defeat
Jil Teichmann overcame two-time former Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5) in a thrilling third-round encounter.
We love a Jil celly 🤗@jilteichmann | #RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/Nbi88YArPA
— wta (@WTA) May 27, 2022
Meanwhile, three-time Grand Slam winner Kerber, meanwhile, was upset by Emma Raducanu’s conqueror Sasnovich. The German, seeded 21, lost 6-4 7-6 (5).
Sharpen your backhand with our FREE guide
Last year’s US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez beat Olympic champion Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 7-5, 3-6, 7-5.
Only two former champions — World No 1 Iga Swiatek and Sloane Stephens– are still in contention for the women’s singles title.
ALSO READ: Irina-Camelia Begu racquet smash nearly hits young fan
Of the top-10 seeds, seven were ousted in the first two rounds. Swiatek, No 3 seed Paula Badosa and No 7 seed Aryna Sabalenka are the only ones remaining.
Coco Gauff, the youngest player left in the French Open, made the last 16 with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Kaia Kanepi, the oldest woman in the tournament at 36.
ALSO READ: Andrey Rublev in ugly French Open meltdown
Meanwhile, Amanda Anisimova, the 2019 semi-finalist, advanced to the last 16 as injury-plagued Karolina Muchova retired down 6-7 (9), 6-2, 3-0 after falling and twisting her ankle during the second set.