French Open 2018 Nadal, Halep aim pre-quarterfinal berths
French Open 2018 Nadal, Halep aim pre-quarterfinal berths


Paris [France], June 2 (NT): World number one Rafael Nadal will aspire to book his place in the fourth round of the French Open when he takes on with 29th seed Richard Gasquet in the last-32 of the men's singles event here on Saturday.

The Spanish tennis ace had earlier continued with tremendous performance as he registered a comfortable 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 win over Argentina's Guido Pella in a one-sided second-round match.

If Nadal wins this French Open 2018 trophy then he will match Margaret Court's all-time record for most singles titles at the same Grand Slam event.

Meanwhile In women's singles match, top-seed Simona Halep will also be seeking for a pre-quarterfinal spot when she clashes Andrea Petkovic of Germany in the third round at Roland Garros. Ranked No. 1 in WTA ranking Halep is currently chasing her maiden Grand Slam title at the Roland Garros.

Halep performed remarkably in into the last-32 of the tournament after easing past America's Taylor Townsend in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.

On a related note former world number one new Momy Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will also play their last-32 clash of the women's singles event later today.

Serena will take on 11th seed Julia Gorges of Germany on the other hand Sharapova will face Karolína Plíškova of Czech Republic for a place in the pre-quarterfinals. (NT)



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