Paris: Former champion Ana Ivanovic reached the French Open fourth round on Friday with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Croatia`s Donna Vekic.
Serbian seventh seed Ivanovic, the 2008 champion at Roland Garros, won the first seven games of the match before her 18-year-old opponent got on the board.
Vekic, the world number 165 and playing in the third round of a major for the first time, stopped the rot and broke for 2-1 in the second set.
But that was as good as it got for the teenager as Ivanovic, watched by German football star boyfriend Bastian Schweinsteiger, swept into a fourth round clash against either ninth seed Ekaterina Makarova or Elena Vesnina.
"It`s my best match on clay this season," said the Serb who had to come back from losing the opening set in her first two rounds in Paris.
"I don`t have a great record on this court (Suzanne Lenglen) so I am trying to correct that."