French Open: Italian Qualifier Martina Trevisan “Living In A Dream” After Toppling Kiki Bertens | Tennis News

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French Open: Martina Trevisan registered a surprise 6-4, 6-4 victory to advance to the quarter-finals.© AFP




Dutch fifth seed Kiki Bertens was dumped out of the French Open on Sunday when Italian qualifier Martina Trevisan registered a surprise 6-4, 6-4 victory to advance to the quarter-finals. The 26-year-old Trevisan, ranked 159, had not won a Grand Slam main draw match before this tournament. She goes on to face Polish teenager Iga Swiatek, who knocked out top seed Simona Halep, for a place in the last four. “I’m living in a dream,” said Trevisan, who saved two match points against Maria Sakkari in the third round.

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“I came here two weeks ago to play my qualifying but today I’m here in the quarter-finals.”

“Oh my god, I can’t believe it. I’m really honoured to play on this court with Bertens who for me is an incredible player.”

Trevisan raced into a 5-1 lead in the opening set but dropped serve twice before breaking Bertens for a third time in a lengthy 10th game.

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