Qualifier Trevisan stuns Bertens to reach last eight in Paris

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Martina Trevisan


PARIS (Reuters): Italian Martina Trevisan became the first qualifier in eight years to reach the quarter-finals of the women’s draw at the French Open by beating Dutch fifth seed Kiki Bertens 6-4 6-4 on Sunday.

The world number 159 played aggressively throughout to set up a meeting with Polish teenager Iga Swiatek, who knocked out top seed Simona Halep.

“I came here two weeks ago to play the qualifiers and today, I’m here in the quarter-finals. I can’t believe it,” said Trevisan, who will break into the top 100 of the WTA rankings on Monday.

“I’m really honoured to play on this court with Bertens; she’s an incredible player.”