For­mer win­ner Ivanovic is sent pack­ing from Paris

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In her seven pre­vi­ous matches with Ana Ivanovic, Elina Svi­tolina had only man­aged to win a set. She had also lost twice at Roland Gar­ros against the 2008 cham­pion. The 18th-seeded Ukrainian ended that win­less run af­ter beat­ing Ivanovic 6-4 6-4 on the Parisian clay to re­turn to the fourth round of the ma­jor tour­na­ment. “First win against Ana, it’s huge for me,” said Svi­tolina, whose best re­sult at the French Open is a quar­ter­fi­nal spot last year, when she lost to Ivanovic. In the men’s draw, Do­minic Thiem pre­vailed in the duel of ris­ing ten­nis stars, beat­ing teenager Alexan­der Zverev 6-7 (4) 6-3 6-3 6-3. Thiem’s next op­po­nent will be Mar­cel Gra­nollers.

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