French Open 2018: All the resu

Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning the semi final match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic at Rome’s ATP Tennis Open tournament at the Foro Italico, on May 19, 2018 in Rome. / AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE

French Open 2018: All the results from day seven at Roland Garros

All the results in one place.

French Open 2018: All the resu

Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning the semi final match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic at Rome’s ATP Tennis Open tournament at the Foro Italico, on May 19, 2018 in Rome. / AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE

Serena Williams set up a mouth-watering French Open showdown against bitter rival Maria Sharapova on Saturday as Rafael Nadal kept his bid for an 11th title on track with a 16th successive win over childhood pal Richard Gasquet.

Three-time champion Williams made a nonsense of her 451 world ranking to reach the last-16 with a ruthless 6-3, 6-4 romp past German 11th seed Julia Goerges.

Sharapova, the 2012 and 2014 winner in Paris, was equally impressive, seeing off Czech sixth seed Karolina Pliskova 6-2, 6-1.

On Saturday, Williams fired 20 winners past Goerges while committing just 12 unforced errors, three of which were in the first set.

Five-time Grand Slam champion Sharapova hadn’t played on Court Philippe Chatrier since a quarter-final exit in 2015. However, she made up for lost time by firing 18 winners past an under-cooked Pliskova in just under an hour.

Meanwhile, Nadal, who turns 32 on Sunday, continued his bid for an 11th French Open title and 17th major by brushing aside Gasquet to claim a 16th consecutive win over his childhood friend.

The world number one’s record at Roland Garros now stands at 82 wins and just two losses. The 16-time Grand Slam champion eased to a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 victory on Chatrier to reach his 40th last-16 at a Slam.

He also took his run of consecutive completed sets at the French Open to 34, just seven shy of the record held by Bjorn Borg between 1979 and 1981. Nadal, who lost only two points in the first five games, will next play Germany’s world number 70 Maximilian Marterer.

Women’s top seed Simona Halep, twice a runner-up, was shunted out to Court 18 for her third round clash against experienced Andrea Petkovic. But she prevailed 7-5, 6-0 against the German who was hobbled by a right knee injury.

Third seed Garbine Muguruza, the 2016 champion, reached the last 16 for the fifth successive year with a comfortable 6-0, 6-2 win over Australia’s Sam Stosur.

The Spaniard goes on to face Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine who knocked out Slovakian 19th seed Magdalena Rybarikova 6-2, 6-4.

Estonian 25th seed Anett Kontaveit made the last 16 for the first time by downing Czech eighth seed Petra Kvitova who saw her 13-match win streak end in a horror show of 57 unforced errors.

Kontaveit next faces US Open champion Sloane Stephens, the American 10th seed, who saw off Italy’s Camila Giorgi 4-6, 6-1, 8-6.

Argentinian fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro reached the fourth round for the first time in six years by seeing off Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-5, 6-4, 6-1 to set up a last-16 tie with American John Isner.

Italy’s Fabio Fognini made the last 16 for the second time with a 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over Britain’s last man standing Kyle Edmund.

Fognini joins compatriot Marco Cecchinato in the fourth round, the first time that more than one Italian has made the last 16 since 1976.

He next faces third seed Marin Cilic who reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the 20th with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over Steve Johnson of the United States.

Belgian eighth seed David Goffin saved four match points to beat 2008 semi-finalist Gael Monfils of France 6-7 (6/8), 6-3, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.

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All results from day seven of the French Open at Roland Garros on Saturday (x denotes seeding).

Men’s third round results

Rafael Nadal (ESP x1) bt Richard Gasquet (FRA x27) 6-3, 6-2, 6-2

Maximilian Marterer (GER) bt Jurgen Zopp (EST) 6-2, 6-1, 6-4

Diego Schwartzman (ARG x11) bt Borna Coric (CRO) 7-5, 6-3, 6-3

Kevin Anderson (RSA x6) bt Mischa Zverev (GER) 6-1, 6-7 (3/7), 6-3, 7-6 (7/4)

Marin Cilic (CRO x3) bt Steve Johnson (USA) 6-3, 6-2, 6-4

Fabio Fognini (ITA x18) bt Kyle Edmund (GBR x16) 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

John Isner (USA x9) bt Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) 7-6 (7/1), 6-4, 7-6 (7/4)

Juan Martín Del Potro (ARG x5) bt Albert Ramos (ESP x31) 7-5, 6-4, 6-1

David Goffin (BEL x8) bt Gael Monfils (FRA x32) 6-7 (6/8), 6-3, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

Karen Khachanov (RUS) bt Lucas Pouille (FRA x15) 6-3, 7-5, 6-3

Women’s third round results

Simona Halep (ROU x1) bt Andrea Petkovic (GER) 7-5, 6-0

Elise Mertens (BEL x16) bt Daria Gavrilova (AUS x24) 6-3, 6-1

Angelique Kerber (GER x12) bt Kiki Bertens (NED x18) 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/4)

Caroline Garcia (FRA x7) bt Irina Begu (ROU) 6-1, 6-3

Garbine Muguruza (ESP x3) bt Sam Stosur (AUS) 6-0, 6-2

Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) bt Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK x19) 6-2, 6-4

Serena Williams (USA) bt Julia Görges (GER x11) 6-3, 6-4

Maria Sharapova (RUS x28) bt Karolina Pliskova (CZE x6) 6-2, 6-1

Anett Kontaveit (EST x25) bt Petra Kvitova (CZE x8) 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/4)

Sloane Stephens (USA x10) bt Camila Giorgi (ITA) 4-6, 6-1, 8-6