Novak Djokovic Eases, Serena Williams Survives Scare to Reach Roland Garros Semis

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 | 0

Top seed Novak Djokovic was at his usual best as he sailed past Czech Republic’s 7th seed Tomas Berdych to move into the semi-finals of the Roland Garros 2016. The Serb superstar hardly broke a sweat en route a 6-3 7-5 6-3 triumph to enter his 30th Grand Slam semi-final.

Up next for him awaits 13th-seeded Austrian Dominic Thiem, who extended his dream run at the tournament following a 4-6 7-6 6-4 6-1 conquest of Belgian 12th seed David Goffin.

In the women’s division, top-seeded Serena Williams rallied from the brink of defeat to outlast unseeded Yulia Putintseva in a three-set thriller. The American powerhouse overcame a one-set deficit to complete a 5-7 6-4 6-1 victory against her inspired 60th-ranked adversary.

She next faces an unheralded opponent in Dutch Kiki Bertens, who upset 8th seed Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 7-5 6-2 in the other quarter-final encounter.

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