Former winner Ivanovic is sent packing from Paris
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.