Errani defeats Kuznetsova in French Open

Italian makes second straight Grand Slam quarterfinal

 Italy's Sara Errani won the first eight games and the last four to oust 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova from the French Open, 6-0, 7-5.

Errani, seeded 21st, made her second straight Grand Slam quarterfinal on Sunday, where she'll face 10th-seeded Angelique Kerber, a 6-3, 7-5 winner over Petra Martic.

On a blustery day at Roland Garros, the 26th-seeded Kuznetsova committed 14 unforced errors to only four for Errani during a first set that lasted only 30 minutes.

Kuznetsova, who defeated third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska to reach the fourth round, broke serve to take a 5-3 lead in the second but dropped four straight games to close things out. That leaves Li Na as the only former French Open champion left in the women's draw.

 

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