Kerber, Vinci and Kuznetsova all advance in Paris

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Day six of the French Open had some great matches for the fans who braved the cold conditions and grey clouds. One of the most exciting contests was between German 8th seeded Angelique Kerber and 29th seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States. Kerber won her first two matches in straight sets and the route to the third round was the same for Lepchenko. Kerber took the first set 6-4 in thirty eight minutes, but the American came back to take the second had fought set on a breaker, which she won 7-3 in a set that took fifty eight minutes. The decider also took fifty eight minutes to complete, with Kerber taking it 6-4.

In a match between two unseeded players, 39th ranked Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russian took on Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia, ranked at 47. Kuznetsova defeated 22nd seed Ekaterina Makarova in the first round in straight sets, but had a tough three setter in her second round match. Jovanovski won both her two matches in straights, taking out 10th seed Caroline Wozniacki in the second round. Kuznetsova took the first set 6-4 in just over half an hour and battled hard to win the fifty three minute second set on a breaker 7-2.

Italian 15th seed Roberta Vinci played against 198th ranked Petra Cetkovska of the Czech Republic. Vinci won in straights in her first match but had a tough three setter in her second round, while Cetkovska has a similar route, taking out 19th seed Anasasia Pavlyunchekova in her second round match. On Friday Vinci won the first set easily 6-1, but Cetkovska sailed through the second set 6-2. In a topsy turvy match, the Italian then ran through the decider 6-2 to take the match.

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