TENNIS

French Open : Swiatek Holds Off Kostyuk To Reach Quarters

Defending Champion IGA Swiatek held off a fierce challenge from Ukraine's Marta Kostyuk to reach the French Open Quarter-finals.

The eighth-seeded pole has now won 22 consecutive sets at roland garros going into her clash with greek 17th seed Maria Sakkari as she bids to become the first Woman to retain the roland garros title since Justine Henin in 2007.

Kostyuk went 30-0 up in the 10th game but swiatek won four points in a row, wrapping it up with a Superb lob at the end of a quick exchange at the net.