Errani defeats Kuznetsova in French Open

Italy’s Sara Errani won the first eight games and the last four

to oust 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova from the French Open,

6-0, 7-5.

Errani, seeded 21st, made her second straight Grand Slam

quarterfinal Sunday, where she’ll face 10th-seeded Angelique

Kerber, a 6-3, 7-5 winner over Petra Martic.

On a blustery day at Roland Garros, the 26th-seeded Kuznetsova

committed 14 unforced errors to only four for Errani during a first

set that lasted only 30 minutes.

Kuznetsova, who defeated third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska to

reach the fourth round, broke serve to take a 5-3 lead in the

second but dropped four straight games to close things out. That

leaves Li Na as the only former French Open champion left in the

women’s draw.