French Open 2018 Live: Updates from Day 7 action

Catch the live score updates from the men's singles, women's singles and doubles matches taking place at the Roland Garros on Day 7 of the French Open 2018.

Updated : Jun 03, 2018 00:48 IST

Rafael Nadal.
Rafael Nadal.

Rafael Nadal.

Welcome to Sportstar' s live blog of Day 7's action at Roland Garros.

What a day we have had at the Roland Garros. I hope you have enjoyed the live updates as much as we did in bringing this to you. Stay tuned for more tomorrow. Good night!

12.45 pm: That's it. John Isner storms into the fourth round. He beats Pierre-Hughes Herbert 7-6(1), 6-4, 7-6(4) .

12.15 am: John Isner and Pierre-Hughes Herbert are locked 5-5 in the third set. Isner has won the first two sets 7-6(1), 6-4.

11.56 pm: There is no stopping Serena Willimas. The American breezes past Juila Georges 6-3, 6-4. It will be Serena Williams vs Maria Sharapova in the fourth round. How interesting can it get?

11.52 pm: 12th seed Angelique Kerber defeats Kiki Bertens 7-6(4), 7-6(4).

11.50 pm: John Isner wins the second set 6-4. He is making Pierre-Hughes Herbert work very hard.

11.30 pm: There is very little to separate Kerber and Bertens. They are at 5-5 in the second set.

11.15 pm: Meanwhile, on Court 18, John Isner prevails in the first set 7-6(1) over Pierre-Hughes Herbert.

11.10 pm: Juila Georges is all at bay against Serena Williams. Serena takes the first set 6-3 in about 30 minutes of play.

11.00 pm: The big Argentine wins. Juan Martin del Potro makes short work of Albert Ramos-Vinolas. Potro advances with a 7-5, 6-4-, 6-1 win .

10.58 pm: Angelique Kerber wins the first set, prevailing in a tie-breaker. The German wins 7-6(4).

10.56 pm: Meanwhile, del Potro is one game away from winning this tie over Ramos-Vinolas. He is 5-1 up in the third set, and is serving for the match.

10.55 pm: Kerber and Bertens are deadlocked at 6-6 in the first set. This looks to be going down the wire.

10.45 pm: del Potro is now 3-0 up in the third set over Ramos-Vinolas.

10.42 pm: On court Suzanne-Lenglen, Serena Williams' match against Julia Görges is underway.

10.30 pm: Juan Martin del Potro has won the second set 6-4 over Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

10.22 pm: On Court 18, we have John Isner, seeded ninth, in action against Pierre-Hughes Herbert.

10.20 pm: On the Philippe-Chartier Court, it is 4-4 in the second set between del Potro and Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

10.15 pm: Irina-Cameila Begu just tried to delay the inevitable but Caroline Garcia holds on for a 6-1, 6-3 win.

10.02 pm: We have former World No.1 Angelique Kerber, seeded 12th, taking on Kiki Bertens, seeded 18, on Court 1.

9.55 pm: Meanwhile on the Suzanne-Lenglen Court, Irina-Cameila Begu is all at bay against Caroline Garcia. The seventh seed is just a game away from winning this match. Garcia leads 6-1, 5-1.

9.45 pm: Well, in the Philippe-Chartier Court, del Potro has won the first set 7-5 against Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

9.35 pm: It is business as usual for the women's top seed Simona Halep. She gets the better of Andrea Petkovic 7-5, 6-0 . That was total domination from Halep.

9.35 pm: How easy was that for Marin Cilic? He breezes past Steve Johnson in straight sets — 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. The former US Open champion will face Italian 18th seed Fabio Fognini for a place in the quarterfinals.

9.25 pm: Seventh seed Caroline Garcia easily wins the first set 6-1 against Irina-Cameila Begu.

9.21 pm: Viñolas comes back on serve to level the set at 5-5 against del Potro.

9.13 pm: Juan Martín del Potro is serving for the first set at 5-3 against Albert Ramos Viñolas on court Philippe-Chartier.

9.12 pm: And Simona Halep wins a closely contested first set 7-5 against Andrea Petkovic.

9.10 pm: Marin Čilić easily takes the second set 6-2 against Steve Johnson.

8.52 pm: Simona Halep and Andrea Petkovic are going neck and neck with 4 games a-piece in the first set on Court 18.

8.43 pm: Meanwhile on Court 1, Marin Cilic has breezed through the first set against Steve Johnson 6-3, in about 30 minutes.

8.40 pm: On the Philippe-Chatrier Court, we have Juan Martin del Potro locking horns with Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

8.37 pm: The 8th seed, David Goffin, pulls it off against Frenchman Gael Monfils. A 3 hour 58 minute marathon sees Goffin through to the next round 6-7(6), 6-3, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3. Another Frenchman bites the dust at Roland Garros.

8.35 pm: On Court 18, Simona Halep and Andrea Petkovic are at 2-games a piece in the first set.

8.32 pm: Almost four hours and counting! David Goffin is 5 games up to 2 against Gael Monfils in the decider!

8.25pm: Nadal does know how to enjoy the French Open, doesn't he? He plays a long rally with a ball boy and what a moment for that kid!

8:18pm: Nadal's through. Of course. Final score: 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 against Richard Gasquet, who's now 0-16 against Nadal.

8:15pm: Third seed Marin Čilić begins his round-of-32 match against Steve Johnson.

8:06pm: Goffin wins the fourth set 7-5 against Monfils. It's two sets all now.

8:00pm: Diego Schwartzman sets up a round-of-16 meeting with Kevin Anderson, beating Borna Ćorić 7-5, 6-3, 6-3.

Nadal update: He's up 4-0 in the third set.

7:52pm: Kevin Anderson is through to the round of 16 with a 6-1, 6-7, 6-3, 7-6 win over Mischa Zverev, who had his best showing at Roland Garros after never getting past the first round in his six previous attempts.

7:40pm: For all you tennis (and stats) buffs: Gasquet has played Nadal 15 times and lost every time. He's won just four sets in those 15 matches. In fact, Gasquet has not taken a set off the King of Clay in nearly 10 years – the last time was at the Rogers Cup in July 2008.

7:32pm: Nadal's up 6-3, 6-2 against Gasquet. Clinical.

Schwartzman leads Ćorić by two sets and 3-0 on Court 18.

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7:20pm: The David Goffin-Gaël Monfils match from Friday has resumed. The French No.32 seed, who's leading two sets to one, breaks the eighth seeded Belgian to go up 3-1 in the fourth.

On Court Philippe-Chatrier, Nadal is up 4-1 in the second set after winning the first 6-3.

And on Court 18, Schwartzman wins the second set 6-3 against Ćorić.

6:56pm: Elise Mertens, the 16th seed, is through with a straightforward 6-3, 6-1 win over Daria Gavrilova.

6:53pm: Nadal wins the first set 6-3, after a Gasquet resurgence from 0-5 down.

6:35pm: Diego Schwartzman wins the first set 7-5 against Borna Ćorić.

6:30pm: It's the end for Kyle Edmund.

He's surrendered the final two sets and his round-of-32 match to Fabio Fognini. Final score: 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to the Italian.

On Court 1, Mischa Zverev has levelled his match against the South African giant Kevin Anderson at a set all after winning the second 7-3 in a tie-break.

6:15pm: Rafael Nadal and Richard Gasquet are on court. Brave enough to make a prediction? (Pro tip: Nadal is 15-0 head-to-head against Gasquet.)

5:50pm:Maria Sharapova is through to the fourth round of the French Open with a crushing 6-2, 6-1 win over sixth seed Karolína Plíšková.

Next up for the 2012 and 2014 champion could be Serena Williams, who'll play 11th seed Julia Görges later in the day.

5:48pm: Sharapova is serving for the match at 6-2, 5-1.

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5:43pm: Looks like the Rafael Nadal-Richard Gasquet match will start as scheduled on Court Philippe-Chatrier. Sharapova is two games away from winning her match against Plíšková.

On Court 7, Maximilian Marterer has beaten Jürgen Zopp 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.

Marterer who? We had that same question. The German world No.70 only won his first ATP main draw match at the Australian Open in January, where he reached the third round. The 22-year-old is now into the fourth round at Roland Garros.

5:19pm: Sharapova wins the first set 6-2 against Plíšková.

On Court 1, the other Zverev – big brother Mischa – is facing US Open runner-up Kevin Anderson for a spot in the last 16.

5:08pm: Sloane Stephens, the 10th seed, wins 4-6, 6-1, 8-6 against Camila Giorgi.

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5:00pm: On Court Suzanne-Lenglen, Kyle Edmund is up two sets to one against Fabio Fognini.

4:58pm: And Sharapova breaks right back.

4:55pm: Plíšková breaks Sharapova in the opening game of their round-of-32 match.

4:46pm: Kvitova out! Kontaveit wins 7-6, 7-6.

Petra Kvitova has been dumped out of the French Open by Anett Kontaveit of Estonia in a tight round-of-32 match. The Czech eighth seed came up short when it mattered most – the tie-breaks.

4:40pm: Next up on Court Philippe-Chatrier: Maria Sharapova vs Karolína Plíšková.

4:35pm: Another break and Kontaveit to serve for the match again, at 6-5 this time.

4:32pm: Kvitova saves two match points! Another break of serve and it's 5-all in the second set against Kontaveit.

And Karen Khachanov is through to the round of 16 at Roland Garros for the second year in a row, beating Pouille 6-3, 7-5, 6-3.

4:25pm: It's not looking good for local lad Pouille as Khachanov breaks to go ahead 4-3 in the third set. The pair have met twice this year, with the tall Russian winning their last match at the Open 13 final in February.

It's looking worse for Kvitova, though. Kontaveit breaks again and is now serving for the match.

4:20pm: Kontaveit recovers a break against Kvitova and is now serving at 3-4 in the second set. She won the first in a tight tie-break.

4:12pm: Kyle Edmund makes it a set apiece against Fabio Fognini.

4:10pm: Sloane Stephens, the highest seeded American left in the women's draw, levels her match with Camila Giorgi at 4-6, 6-1.

4:00pm: Lucas Pouille and Karen Khachanov resume their match on Court Philippe-Chatrier. Can the French 15th seed overturn a 3-6, 5-7 deficit?

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3:40pm:Muguruza's through without breaking a sweat, barely allowing Stosur into the match. Final score: 6-0, 6-2 to the third seed.

On Court 7, Lesia Tsurenko 's beaten the No.19 seed Magdaléna Rybáriková 6-2, 6-4.

3:35pm: Eighth seed Petra Kvitová's dropped the first set tie-break to Anett Kontaveit, who's reached the round of 32 at Roland Garros for the first time.

3:15pm: Garbiñe Muguruza is making easy work of Sam Stosur. The 2016 champion wins the first set 6-0 and is up 2-0 in the second.

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2:45pm: Kyle Edmund is up against Fabio Fognini in the third round, on Suzanne-Lenglen Court.

Some enthralling matches are lined up for you on Day 7 of the 2018 French Open: Rafael Nadal vs Richard Gasquet is the biggest of the lot, while in the women's singles, Maria Sharapova takes on Karolina Pliskova. Both these matches will be played in the Philippe-Chatrier court.

Elina Svitolina was knocked out by M. Buzarnescu on Day 6 in what was the biggest upset of the day, while Alexander Zverev prevailed in a five-setter against D. Dzumhur.

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