/Ostapenko making another run at a major title at Wimbledon

Ostapenko making another run at a major title at Wimbledon


AP

Published 6:08 a.m. ET July 10, 2017 | Updated 8:53 a.m. ET July 10, 2017

LONDON (AP) — French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko is making another run at a Grand Slam title at Wimbledon.

The 20-year-old Latvian, who won her first tour-level title at Roland Garros last month, beat fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-3, 7-6 (6) on Court 12 to advance to the quarterfinals.

Ostapenko led 5-3 in the second set, but was broken and forced into a tiebreaker. She finally won by converting her eighth match point.

Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and Magdalena Rybarikova also advanced to the quarterfinals.

The second Monday at Wimbledon is, arguably, the busiest day in tennis. All 16 fourth-round matches at the All England Club are played on the same day, a schedule that will produce all eight male and all eight female quarterfinalists.

Venus Williams, a five-time Wimbledon champion playing for…

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