Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk and Romanian Elena-Gabriela Ruse will play in the 1/4 finals of the second Grand Slam tennis tournament of the season – the French Open, which continues on clay courts in Paris.
In the third round of the doubles duo Kostyuk – Ruse in 2 hours and 20 minutes won a strong-willed victory over the fourth “rackets” of the competition American Katherine McNally and Chinese Zhang Shuai – 4:6, 6:3, 6:4, Ukrinform reports.
For reaching the Roland Garros semi-finals, Kostyuk and Rousse will meet the winners of the confrontation between the 9th seeded American-Japanese tandem Eja Muhammad – Enna Shibahara and the American pair Midison Keys – Taylor Townsend
As reported, in singles Kostyuk in the first round of the competition was defeated by Mayar Sherif from Egypt (3:6, 5:7).
The total prize fund of Roland Garros is 43.6 million euros.
The French Open will end on June 5th.
In the photo: Marta Kostyuk (left) and Elena-Gabriela Ruse (Neal Trousdale).