Shvedova eases past Groth to book last-eight spot

Paris: Kazakh Yaroslava Shvedova comfortably dismissed Australian qualifier Jarmila Groth 6-4, 6-3 to book her place in the quarter-finals of the French Open on Monday.

Shvedova needed only 68 minutes to brush aside the world number 107, who crumbled on the key moments of the match.

World number 36 Shvedova, who had never made it past the third round of a grand slam tournament, prevailed when Groth double-faulted on the first match point.

She will next face Serbian fourth seed Jelena Jankovic, whom she beat in the second round of last year`s US Open.

Bureau Report

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