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Petra Martić Causes Another Upset to Advance to Last 16 at French Open

Petra Martić (photo: Roland Garros Official)

Croatian qualifier Petra Martić has caused another upset on Sunday to advance through to the last 16 at the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris.

Martić, ranked 290th, has thrashed 17th seed Anastasia Sevastova from Latvia in straight sets 6-1, 6-1 in their delayed third-round match today.

The Croatian, who had to go through qualifying to make the main draw at the tournament, already caused one upset when she beat former World No.7 and the tournament’s 12th seed, Madison Keys of the United States, in the second round 3-6, 6-3, 6-1.

The 26-year-old, however, has made it through to the second week of the Grand Slam event before. Five years ago she reached the fourth round at Roland Garros, beating some top seeds on the way.

She has battled injury over the last few years and is now on the road back. Martić faces No.5 seed Elina Svitolina on Monday for a place in the last eight.

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