French Open, Day 6: Sharapova impresses, Isner keeps rolling

Maria Sharapova has yet to drop a set at the French Open — Getty Images

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova has yet to drop a set at the French Open — Getty Images

While it wasn't the most exciting match on Friday at the French Open, it was definitely the most impressive. Maria Sharapova won 6-0, 6-0 over Paula Ormaechea and rolls into the second week having not yet dropped a set.

John Isner's third round win means he will be into the fourth round at the French Open for the first time, and we can't say anything about a "match of the day" until we bring up Milos Raonic's win over Gilles Simon.

The two went the distance, with Raonic winning the fifth set 7-5 and making a little bit of history by becoming the first Canadian to ever make the fourth round at the French Open.

Also, Taylor Townsend, the 18-year-old American that was making plenty of headlines after her second round win over Alize Cornet, lost her third round match to Suarez Navarro, ending her run but making a serious statement at Roland Garros.

Another day, another of the top-ranked women going down at the French Open.

This time it was No. 3 seed Agnieszka Radwanska, who was dropped by Ajla Tomljanovic 6-4, 6-4 in the third round. This means that the women's side of the draw at the French Open will be without the top three seeds heading into the second week, which means this really is anyone's title to be had next weekend.




Ernest Gulbis, with this absolutely incredible act of putting his foot in his mouth.

Here is what he said following his third round win over Radek Stepanek when asked "You have two younger sisters that play tennis, as well. Are they going to be as good as you? When was the last time you played with them?"

Gulbis: "Hopefully they will not pursue professional tennis career. Hopefully. Because for a woman, it's tough. I wouldn't like my sisters to become professional tennis players. It's tough choice of life.

"A woman needs to enjoy life a little bit more. Needs to think about family, needs to think about kids. What kids you can think about until age of 27 if you're playing professional tennis, you know.

"That's tough for a woman, I think."


On Saturday we will see Rafael Nadal against Leonardo Mayer, Sloane Stephens versus Ekaterina Makarova and Gael Monfils playing Philipp Kohlschreiber. Full schedule of play and times are right here.

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