Garcia takes down Ivanovic

The Outsiders – Women – Roland Garros 2019

Caroline Garcia brought Ana Ivanovic's Mallorca Open run to end on Friday, as she secured a 7-6 (11-9), 5-7, 6-3 victory in the quarter-finals.

Garcia came into the match on the back of three straight victories over Ivanovic, and though the Serb gave a good account of herself, particularly after fighting back from an early break to take the second set and force a decider, the Frenchwoman once again came out on top in the third.

Awaiting Garcia in the semi-finals is Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens, who beat  Paraguayan qualifier Veronica Cepede Royg, 7-5, 6-3.

The other semi-final pits Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova against Jelena Jankovic, the highest remaining seed in the tournament.

Sevastova beat Mariana Duque-Marino 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, while Jankovic wasa 6-3, 6-3 winner over Romania's Sorana Cirstea.