Impressive Rybakina beats Svitolina to reach quarters

Elena Rybakina claimed a comfortable win over Elina Svitolina to reach the French Open quarter-finals for the second time.

The Kazakh fourth seed struggled for rhythm in the first set but grew in confidence and quality to register a 6-4 6-3 win over the Ukrainian.

Rybakina reached the quarter-finals at Roland Garros in 2021 but has never gone beyond that stage.

The former Wimbledon champion will face either Italian 12th seed Jasmine Paolini or Russia's Elina Avanesyan for a semi-final spot.

"I'm really happy with the performance - she is a great fighter," Rybakina said.

"I am really proud of how I have improved in the last few years and I am happy to finally play under an open roof with good weather."

Second seed Aryna Sabalenka continues her bid for a first French Open title as she faces rising star Emma Navarro on Monday.

The winner of that match will face either Russian teenager Mirra Andreeva or home hope Varvara Gracheva.