French Open results 2013: Roger Federer edges Gilles Simon, Serena Williams cruises

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Roger Federer needed five sets, but rallied to avoid the upset. Meanwhile, Serena Williams continues to dominate the tournament. Check out the complete results for Day 9.

The 2013 French Open completed its ninth day at Roland Garros on Sunday, putting us near the end of the tournament's fourth round. Roger Federer was nearly upset by Gilles Simon, but eventually prevailed in five sets, winning, 6-1, 4-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.

After taking the second and third sets, Simon was on the verge of pulling off a historic upset -- Federer has never been knocked out of a Grand Slam tournament before the quarterfinals. The legendary Swiss came back to win seven straight games and the fourth set, though. He would later take the fifth set, 6-3, to avoid elimination.

On the women's side, Serena Williams continues her dominant run through the tournament. She breezed past Roberta Vinci, 6-1, 6-3, and will face Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarterfinals. If she wins, she will advance to the French Open semis for the first time since 2003.

Here are the complete results for Day 9 (world rankings in parentheses):

Men's Singles

(6) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga def. Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
(2) Roger Federer def. (15) Gilles Simon 6-1, 4-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
(32) Tommy Robredo def. (11) Nicolas Almagro 6-7 (5-7), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
(4) David Ferrer def. (23) Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-1, 6-1

Women's Singles

(1) Serena Williams def. (15) Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-3
(5) Sara Errani def. (10) Carla Suarez-Navarro 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
(4) Agnieszka Radwanska def. (14) Ana Ivanovic 6-2, 6-4
Svetlana Kuznetsova def. (8) Angelique Kerber 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Men's Doubles

(16) Mariusz Fyrstenberg--Marcin Matkowski def. Jonathan Dasnieres de Veigy--Florent Serra 6-4, 6-3
Christopher Kas--Oliver Marach def. (13) Julien Benneteau--Nenad Zimonjic 6-4, 5-7, 2-0
Tomasz Bednarek--Jerry Janowicz def. Paolo Lorenzi--Potito Starace 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
Grigor Dimitrov--Frederik Nielsen def. Jeremy Chardy--Lukasz Kubot 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (8-6)
(2) Marcel Granollers--Marc Lopez def. Andreas Seppi--Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-2

Women's Doubles

(4) Ekaterina Makarova--Elena Vesnina def. Jelena Jankovic--Mirjana Lucic, Baroni 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
(3) Nadia Petrova--Katarina Srebotnik def. Vania King--Monica Niculescu 6-3, 6-1
Cara Black--Marina Erakovic def. (9) Anna-Lena Groenefeld--Kveta Peschke 6-3, 6-4
Francesca Schiavone=-Samantha Stosur def. Kimiko Date-Krumm--Aranxta Parra Santonja 2-6, 7-5, 6-2
Bethanie Mattek-Sands--Sania Mirza def. Alize Cornet--Virginie Razzano 6-3, 6-4
Janette Husarova--Sabine Lisicki def. (15) Hao-Ching Chan--Darija Jurak 6-0, 5-7, 6-1

Mixed Doubles

(5) Kristina Mladenovic--Daniel Nestor def. Zhang Shuai--Julian Knowle 6-3, 7-5
Jelena Jankovic--Leander Paes def. Galina Voskoboeva--Daniele Bracciali 7-5, 6-3
Cara Black--Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureschi def. Su-Wei Hsieh--Frederik Nielsen 6-4, 6-0
(3) Katarina Srebotnik--Nenad Zimonjic def. Alize Lim--Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 7-6 (7-5
Filip Polasek--Nathalie Grandin def. (6) Anna-Lena Groenefeld--Horia Tecau 1-6, 6-0, 10-7
Nadia Petrova--Juan Sebastian Cabal def. Anastasia Rodionova--Santiago Gonzalez 6-3, 6-2
(4) Lisa Raymond--Bruno Soares def. Andrea Hlavackova--Lukas Dlouhy 6-2, 4-6, 14-12
Lucie Hradecka--Frantisek Cermak def. Daniela Hantuchova--Jean-Julien Rojer 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

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