Bulgaria’s Pironkova Proceeds to Roland Garros Quarter-Finals

Sports | May 31, 2016, Tuesday // 21:00|  views

Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria in action against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during their women`s single round of 16 match at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 29 May 2016. Photo: EPA /BGNES

Tsvetana Pironkova on Tuesday became the first Bulgarian female tennis player to reach the quarter-finals at Roland Garros French Open since Sesil Karantancheva in 2005.

Second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland lost  2-6, 6-3, 6-3 to Pironkova ranked 100 spots below her.

When the match was originally suspended on Sunday evening due to rain, Radwanska was leading 6-2, 3-0. 

On Tuesday, however, Pironkova opened play by winning 10 straight games to win the second set and open up a 4-0 lead in the deciding third set.

Now Pironkova will meet  21st seed Samantha Stosur in the quarter-finals of the French Open  tennis tournament.

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Tags: Bulgaria, tennis, Tsvetana Pironkova, Agnieszka Radwanska, Roland Garros


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