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French Open results 2017: Venus Williams, Garbine Muguruza out in Round of 16

The French Open continued on Sunday and with it came several big upsets.

Tennis: French Open Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

The 2017 French Open saw some big upsets on Sunday, primarily in the women’s division. American Venus Williams, the 10th seed and only Williams sister playing due to her sister Serena’s pregnancy, found herself on the losing end of a match against Timea Bacsinszky.

Williams had a good shot at making a run this year due to the weakened field, but she is now a casualty of that field. Bacsinszky, the No. 30 overall seed, bested Williams in three sets, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1.

Garbine Muguruza, the fourth seed for the women and defending champion, also failed to make it to the top eight players. Kristina Mladenovic, the 13th seed, took down Muguruza in three sets, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

The eighth seed, Svetlana Kuznetsova, was also eliminated on Sunday. But it wasn’t much of an upset, as she fell to 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki in three sets, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.

Rafael Nadal has looked incredible on the clay of Roland Garros, and that streak continued on Sunday. Nadal dominated No. 17 Robert Bautista Agut, winning in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. Kei Nishikori, the eighth seed, needed five sets but also moved on by beating Hyeon Chung, 7-5, 6-4, 6-7(4), 0-6, 6-4.

Milos Raonic, the fifth seed, found himself on the losing end of a five-set match against No. 20 Pablo Carreno Busta. Busta dropped the first and third sets and the rest of the match was close, but he took the win and is into the top eight, 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-7(6), 6-4, 8-6.

Below are results from the completed matches as of the time of writing. Further results from Sunday can be found in the men’s singles bracket here and women’s singles bracket here.

Men’s Singles

No. 4 Rafael Nadal def. No. 17 Roberto Bautista Agut, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2
No. 20 Pablo Carreno Busta def. No. 5 Milos Raonic, 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-7(6), 6-4, 8-6
No. 8 Kei Nishikori def. Hyeon Chung, 7-5, 6-4, 6-7(4), 0-6, 6-4
No. 15 Gael Monfils def. No. 24 Richard Gasquet, 7-6(5), 5-7, 4-3 (retired)
Karen Khachanov def. No. 21 John Isner, 76(1), 6-3, 6-7(5), 7-6(3)

Women’s Singles

No. 2 Karolina Pliskova def. Carina Witthoeft, 7-5, 6-1
No. 13 Kristina Mladenovic def. No. 4 Garbine Muguruza, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
No. 5 Elina Svitolina def. Magda Linette, 6-4, 7-5
No. 11 Caroline Wozniacki def. No. 8 Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
No. 30 Timea Bacsinszky def. No. 10 Venus Williams, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1
Petra Martic def. No. 17 Anastasija Sevastova, 6-1, 6-1
Jelena Ostapenko def. No. 23 Samantha Stosur, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
Veronica Cepede Royg def. Mariana Duque-Marino, 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-3