Orange Bowl 2011 – Finals

Photo source: Michael Baz / USTA.com

Top seed Dominic Thiem cruised to his third consecutive junior title having only lost one game in the Orange Bowl final to fellow countryman Patrick Ofner.

The Austrian headed into the clay court tournament at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center in Florida on the back of Yucatan Cup and Eddie Herr crowns and has now gone 18 matches unbeaten.

Coincidentally, Thiem produced the same 6-1, 6-0 scoreline when he defeated Ofner in last Sunday’s Eddie Herr final. It could have been even more embarrassing for the seventh seed as he found himself 5-0 behind early on in the match.

He salvaged some pride by getting on the scoreboard but Thiem’s dominance continued and, after a small rain delay, the world number eight won every game from then on.

Thiem joins illustrious names such as Roger Federer, Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl who have lifted the under-18’s title in the past.

It wasn’t quite the perfect day for Thiem though. Himself and Germany’s Robin Kern were beaten 6-4, 6-3 by British pair Liam Broady and Joshua Ward-Hibbert in the boys’ doubles final.

Photo source: Michael Baz / USTA.com

Anett Kontaveit inflicted revenge on Yulia Putintseva following her quarter-final defeat at the Eddie Herr International last week by dominating the Orange Bowl final and emerging a 6-2, 6-2 winner.

It’s the 15-year-old’s second junior title of the year after her success at the ITF/LTAT Junior Championships in March and her first at Grade A level.

The Estonian overcame a lengthy delay to proceedings at 1-1 in the second set to see out the match against the Russian favourite, who had been enjoying a healthy unbeaten run herself.

Second seed Putintseva had looked to be getting back in it when she took an extended bathroom break at the start of the second set.

She re-emerged to break her fifth seeded opponent to love but her revival didn’t last and she showed her normal aggravation towards the result by smashing her racquet at the end.

Elsewhere, the USA missed out on the chance of a home champion in 2011 when the all-American duo of Jennifer Brady and Kendal Woodard lost 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) to Russian Victoria Kan and Ukrainian Ganna Poznikhirenko in the girls’ doubles final.

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Orange Bowl 2011 – Semi-finals

Austrian pair Dominic Thiem and Patrick Ofner will square up for the second Sunday in a row with Yulia Putintseva and Anett Kontaveit contesting the other final at the 2011 Orange Bowl.

Top seed Thiem comprehensively beat Ofner at the Eddie Herr International last weekend and has since extended his unbeaten run to 17 matches having conquered 12th seed Yoshihito Nishioka 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 in the Orange Bowl semi-finals.

Seventh seed Ofner had a much trickier encounter with Canada’s Filip Peliwo. The 18-year-old lost the first set 6-3 before levelling things with a 6-4 second set score against his unseeded opponent.

Peliwo had chances to win the match when he served at 5-4 in the decider but was broken and a tiebreak ensued. Ofner led 4-1 and 5-3 before being pegged back to 5-5 but won the next two games to reach his fifth final of the year.

It will be the fourth meeting between the Austrian duo in their young careers. All of their matches have been on clay and they are currently tied with two wins apiece.

Roland Garros 2011 - Dominic Thiem

Putintseva will also return to her second consecutive Sunday final as the reigning Eddie Herr champion takes on her quarter-final opponent from last week.

The second seeded Russian was involved in a typically aural performance to knock out the last remaining American Sachia Vickery. She took the first set 7-5 and then came back from 5-1 down in the second to win by the same scoreline.

Vickery had set point when serving at 5-3 but couldn’t keep her cool as the overzealous shouts from Putintseva led to increasing frustration. The wildcard had a penalty point go against her for racquet abuse and no handshakes were exchanged between the pair at the end.

Hoping to inflict revenge on Putintseva will be Estonia’s Kontaveit who came through her semi-final against top seed Eugenie Bouchard following the Canadian’s third set retirement. The fifth seed blamed tiredness for her first set bagel but made a good recovery before the match came to an early end at 0-6, 6-4, 4-2.

There was good news elsewhere for Canada as Erin Routliffe took the under-16’s title after beating Britain’s Katie Boulter 6-4, 6-3. Hyeon Chung of Korea won the boys’ under-16’s crown with his 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 6-1 victory over Colombian Diego Pedraza.

Orange Bowl 2011 – Quarter-finals

Only one American player remains in the 2011 Orange Bowl as the run of the Podzus twins came to an abrupt end at the quarter-final stage.

Sachia Vickery is the last home player in the tournament after she overcame 14-year-old Russian Varvara Flink in a match that went right down to the wire.

Wildcard Vickery lost the first set 6-2 but levelled things with a 6-3 win in the second. Both players failed to take a stranglehold on the match and went into a tiebreak third set which Vickery claimed 7-4.

Her compatriot Samantha Crawford had the opportunity of guaranteeing a US player in the final but she couldn’t stop second seed Yulia Putintseva despite another three set encounter.

The Russian had yet to drop a set and looked to be keeping that record intact when she edged the first set 7-5. Crawford hit back though and forced a decider with a 6-4 second set scoreline. However, Putintseva’s quality prevailed and she took the match 6-3 in the third.

The intriguing tie between Dutch third seed Indy De Vroome and Estonian fifth seed Anett Kontaveit also went the distance. Kontaveit went ahead with a 7-3 tiebreak first set before the world number nine showed her worth and won 6-2 in the second.

Her opponent had reached the French Open and last week’s Eddie Herr quarter-finals and thrived on the clay once again beating De Vroome 6-3 in the third to reach her first junior semi-final since July.

Top seed Eugenie Bouchard’s passage into the last four was more elementary than the other quarter-final matches. She dispatched of seventh seeded Croatian Donna Vekic 6-3, 6-2 and the Canadian now stands alone as the only player not to have dropped a set thus far.

Indy de Vroome (NED)

There was less excitement in the boys’ draw as all the matches were concluded in straight sets but there was still shock provided by the exit of sixth seeded Belgian Julien Cagnina. Filip Peliwo, who’s been in good form leading up to the tournament, made it a Canadian in each semi-final draw with his 6-1, 6-4 victory.

He’ll play Austrian Patrick Ofner after the seventh seed ended the dreams of Janis Podzus who took out Wimbledon finalist Liam Broady in the third round. Ofner had no mercy for his lowly-ranked opponent and crushed him 6-2, 6-0.

The Latvian’s twin sibling Martins proved that brothers do things in synch by leaving the competition too. He made a fight of it in the second set against 12th seed Yoshihito Nishioka but the Japanese ultimately won 6-1, 7-5.

He’ll contest his semi-final bout with top seeded Austrian Dominic Thiem, who never looked troubled in his 6-1, 6-1 demolition of Belgium’s 10th seed Kimmer Coppejans.

All the scores and results for the boys’ and girls’ singles as well as the boys’ and girls’ doubles are available as drawsheets via the USTA website.

Orange Bowl 2011 – Main Draw

The final Grade A tournament of the year gets underway on Monday at the Frank Veltri Tennis Centre, Florida with a talented crop of youngsters partaking in the 65th anniversary of the prestigious Orange Bowl Championships.

Top seed in the boys’ draw is Austrian Dominic Thiem who will travel across the state from the Eddie Herr International Tennis Championships where he claimed his second consecutive title in as many weeks.

The 18-year-old entered the event last year with the same title success and made the quarter-finals. He’ll be joined by Wimbledon finalist Liam Broady who is looking to keep the title in British hands after George Morgan’s triumph last year. Fourth seed Mitchell Krueger offers the best chance of a home champion.

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard heads the list of girls at the tournament and the way she starts will be interesting after her retirement in last week’s Eddie Herr first round. Yulia Putintseva won that title in the end and enters as second seed.

Also fancying her chances of success will be Poland’s Zuzanna Maciejewska who won the last Grade A event in Japan while Alexandra Kiick and Taylor Townsend are trying to emulate the home joy that Lauren Davis provided in 2010.

The main draws in full are:

Boys’ Singles – 1st Round
Dominic THIEM (AUT) [1] vs. Luke BAMBRIDGE (GBR)
Lukas MUGEVICIUS (LTU) vs. Danil ZELENKOV (MKD)
Vlad Victor CORNEA (ROU) vs. Connor FARREN (USA)
John Harrison RICHMOND (USA) vs. Hassan NDAYISHIMIYE (BDI) [16]
Kimmer COPPEJANS (BEL) [10] vs. Austin SIEGEL (USA)
Jordan ANGUS (GBR) vs. Pedro GUIMARAES (BRA)
Edward NGUYEN (CAN) vs. Borna CORIC (CRO)
William KWOK (USA) vs. Xin GAO (CHN) [8]
Mitchell KRUEGER (USA) [4] vs. Or RAM-HAREL (ISR)
Vasco MENSURADO (POR) vs. Martins PODZUS (LAT)
Mateo Nicolas MARTINEZ (ARG) vs. Joshua WARD-HIBBERT (GBR)
Kevin KACZYNSKI (GER) vs. Marco Aurelio NUNEZ (MEX) [14]
Yoshihito NISHIOKA (JPN) [12] vs. Spencer PAPA (USA)
Jeroen VANNESTE (BEL) vs. Krittin KOAYKUL (THA)
Kai-Wen LAI (TPE) vs. Daniel SANTOS (PER)
Trey STROBEL (USA) vs. Kyle EDMUND (GBR) [5]
Julien CAGNINA (BEL) [6] vs. Roy LEDERMAN (USA)
Evan HOYT (GBR) vs. Mazen OSAMA (EGY)
Markos KALOVELONIS (GRE) vs. Tendai TAPFUMA (ZIM)
Ronnie SCHNEIDER (USA) vs. Pedja KRSTIN (SRB) [11]
Alexios HALEBIAN (USA) [13] vs. Joseph VAN DOOREN (BEL)
Sam HUTT (GBR) vs. Konstantin GERLAKH (RUS)
Filip PELIWO (CAN) vs. Rishabdev RAMAN (IND)
Harrison ADAMS (USA) vs. Robin KERN (GER) [3]
Patrick OFNER (AUT) [7] vs. Mackenzie MCDONALD (USA)
Jorge Brian PANTA HERREROS (PER) vs. Jonathan CORNISH (GBR)
Thai-Son KWIATKOWSKI (USA) vs. Thien NGUYEN HOANG (VIE)
Noah RUBIN (USA) vs. Karim HOSSAM (EGY) [9]
Stefan VINTI (ROU) [15] vs. Luis PILATUNA (MEX)
Janis PODZUS (LAT) vs. JC ARAGONE (USA)
Alexander LEBEDYN (UKR) vs. Bernardo CASARES (BRA)
Jannis KAHLKE (GER) vs. Liam BROADY (GBR) [2]

Girls’ Singles – 1st Round
Eugenie BOUCHARD (CAN) [1] vs. Peggy PORTER (USA)
Hayley CARTER (USA) vs. Deborah KERFS (BEL)
Mai EL KAMASH (EGY) vs. Ayaka OKUNO (JPN)
Chalena SCHOLL (USA) vs. Elizaveta KULICHKOVA (RUS) [13]
Ganna POZNIKHIRENKO (UKR) [12] vs. Blair SHANKLE (USA)
Christina MAKAROVA (USA) vs. Abbie MYERS (AUS)
Kendal WOODARD (USA) vs. Katerina SINIAKOVA (CZE)
Megane BIANCO (SUI) vs. Donna VEKIC (CRO) [7]
Indy DE VROOME (NED) [3] vs. Krista HARDEBECK (USA)
Stefania HRISTOV (ROU) vs. Ferny ANGELES PAZ (PER)
Petra UBERALOVA (SVK) vs. Victoria RODRIGUEZ (MEX)
Marina MARGULIS (RUS) vs. Taylor TOWNSEND (USA) [16]
Victoria KAN (RUS) [10] vs. Elizaveta IANCHUK (UKR)
Clementina Eugenia RIOBUENO DE PAOLA (VEN) vs. Danielle Rose COLLINS (USA)
Anne-Liz JEUKENG (USA) vs. Jelena OSTAPENKO (LAT)
Kelsey LAURENTE (USA) vs. Anett KONTAVEIT (EST) [5]
Zuzanna MACIEJEWSKA (POL) [6] vs. Belinda BENCIC (SUI)
Katy DUNNE (GBR) vs. Julia ELBABA (USA)
Sachia VICKERY (USA) vs. Diana BOGOLIY (UKR)
Stephanie NAUTA (USA) vs. Kathinka VON DEICHMANN (LIE) [9]
Alexandra KIICK (USA) [15] vs. Ioana DUCU (ROU)
Varvara FLINK (RUS) vs. Lynn CHI (USA)
Mayar SHERIF (EGY) vs. Karin KENNEL (SUI)
Breaunna ADDISON (USA) vs. Ilka CSOREGI (ROU) [4]
Ellen ALLGURIN (SWE) [8] vs. Nadia ECHEVERRIA ALAM (USA)
Maci EPSTEIN (USA) vs. Elena MALTSEVA (RUS)
Viktoriya TOMOVA (BUL) vs. Kyle MCPHILLIPS (USA)
Samantha CRAWFORD (USA) vs. Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) [11]
Carol ZHAO (CAN) [14] vs. Jennifer BRADY (USA)
Alejandra CISNEROS (MEX) vs. Anna DANILINA (KAZ)
Olga IANCHUK (UKR) vs. Catherine HARRISON (USA)
Barbara HAAS (AUT) vs. Yulia PUTINTSEVA (RUS) [2]

The results for boys’ and girls’ qualifying are available via the ITF website.

Thiem and Putintseva win in Florida

Austria’s Dominic Thiem took his second title in as many weeks by winning the Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships 2011 while Russian Yulia Putintseva won the trophy in her second final appearance.

Thiem had already won the Yucatan Cup on the hard courts of Mexico last weekend but had no trouble adjusting to the clay and lack of rest in Florida, as he didn’t drop a set in the whole tournament.

His opponent in the Grade 1 final was Trofeo Bonfiglio finalist and fellow Austrian Patrick Ofner. The pair had seen off strong semi-finalists Liam Broady and Mitchell Krueger comfortably and Thiem dispatched of his national counterpart with ease in the final, only dropping one game in the match to barely make the occasion a contest.

His great form and number one seeding for the Grade A Orange Bowl starting on Monday make him the man to beat as he continues to climb the top 10 rankings.

Yulia Putintseva

Promising youngster Putintseva will return to the Orange Bowl as second seed after making the quarter-finals of the last three slams and will take great confidence having won her first junior title since May 2010.

She had reached the final last year but succumbed to American Lauren Davis. She had to overcome another home player in Taylor Townsend to reach the final this year and battled through in three sets.

There she met fellow Russian Victoria Kan who beat Ganna Poznikhirenko of the Ukraine in the last four, again in three sets. The final was less of a contest however, as Putintseva came through 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).

With a WTA ranking already in the top 250, the 16-year-old has a bright future ahead of her.

For a full list of this year’s Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships winners and draws click here.

Thiem and Khromacheva take titles

Top seeds Dominic Thiem and Irina Khromacheva claimed the boys’ and girls’ singles titles at the XXV Yucatan Cup 2011 in Mexico after beating their second seeded opponents in the final.

Austria’s former French Open finalist Thiem inflicted a 6-2, 6-4 defeat on this year’s US Open semi-finalist Kyle Edmund, who had also played a role in Britain’s triumph at the Junior David Cup, to claim his second singles title of the season.

Khromacheva, meanwhile, chalked up her fourth title of 2011 after beating Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 6-2. The Russian further cements her place at the top of the junior rankings despite not playing a junior event since the US Open but was prevented making it the perfect week when her opponents were handed a walkover in the doubles.

The Yucatan Cup is a Grade 1 hard court tournament and ranks only one below the junior Grand Slams and Grade A events. The Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships is also at Grade 1 and starts on Monday in Florida.

For a full list of this year’s Yucatan Cup winners and draws click here.

French Open Juniors 2011 – Boys’ Singles Final

America has hope. This is nothing to do with Barack Obama but the feeling of hope around their part-Italian, Swedish-named 17-year-old prospect has risen thanks to his win in the French Open boys’ singles final.

Bjorn Fratangelo

Bjorn Fratangelo, named after six-time Roland Garros champion Bjorn Borg, defeated Dominic Thiem of Austria in a hard-fought contest that went down to the wire eventually taking it 3-6, 6-3, 8-6.

He’s now being talked about in the same sentence as John McEnroe having become the first American to win the boys’ title at Roland Garros since the outlandish legend succeeded in 1977.

The match itself consisted of huge hitting and a great start for Thiem, who took the first set with only one break required.

Fratangelo bounced back with a reverse of the first set scoreline before going toe-to-toe with Thiem in the third. Despite being involved in lengthy games on the Austrian’s serve, Fratangelo couldn’t take his chances and eight aces bailed Thiem out.

The breakthrough eventually came with good timing. At 6-6, the American broke and held to love sealing a great match and tournament victory.

Fratangelo, who turns 18 next month, emerged from virtually nowhere to take the crown. Before the tournament he’d never won a Grand Slam match in his career and entered unseeded.

He overcame 11th seed Joris De Loore in the third round before knocking out Oliver Golding in the quarter-finals to continue his success against the world number four having beaten the Brit in the Trofeo Bonfiglio last month.

It’s given him an increase of 19 positions in the junior rankings to #2 and he now says he’ll be participating in Futures events to increase his ATP World Tour ranking which is well below the top 1000.

For the 14th seeded Thiem, he has been re-instated in the top 10 junior rankings while the 17-year-old sits in the top 1000 of the men’s tour.

And in another tight scrap Spanish duo Andres Artunedo Martinavarr and Roberto Carballes Baena won the boys’ doubles title on a tiebreak which they took 10-5.

French Open Juniors 2011 – Semi-finals

The final line-ups for the 2011 French Open juniors have been decided with the two favourites that looked destined to meet in the girls’ singles final both losing in three set semi-final encounters.

Irina Khromacheva (RUS)

Russian second seed Irina Khromacheva had an unbeaten record stretching back to March but couldn’t keep the run going on the Grand Slam stage as Monica Puig won 6-3, 1-6, 7-5.

The Puerto Rican has been in impressive form herself on the ITF circuit and the opening set reflected the players’ current confidence as the pair broke each other several times. Puig came out on top before Khromacheva blitzed the second set despite a first serve percentage of 40%.

The decider lasted more than an hour and the Russian’s continued poor service game allowed Puig two break conversions to seal victory.

Her opponent in the final is not the one the French crowd had hoped for. Their rising homegrown star Caroline Garcia had been a set and 4-1 up against Maria Sharapova last week but she’s struggled in the junior event.

The 17-year-old came back after losing the first set to Ons Jabeur of Tunisia but 12 double faults in the match and her failure to hold serve once in the third set led to her elimination at the semi-final stage with the final score reading 6-2, 1-6, 6-2.

Both Puig and Jabeur have experience at junior Grand Slam finals. Fifth seed Puig lost the Australian Open final in January to junior world number one An-Sophie Mestach whilst ninth seed Jabeur reached the final at Roland Garros last year before losing to Elina Svitolina.

The two boys’ semi-finals also went to three sets but the bad news continued for French tennis as Tristan Lamasine bowed out.

Wildcard Lamasine had surpassed everyone’s expectations by making the last four in his home tournament having failed to make it past the first round last year.

It was a similar situation for his opponent too. American Bjorn Fratangelo had previously never won a Grand Slam match but recent good form on clay means he’s in with a chance of becoming the first US winner of the boys’ singles title at Roland Garros since John McEnroe in 1977.

Fratangelo was clinical with his break point opportunities taking three out of three to win 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 leaving Lamasine wondering what might have been had he taken his other seven break point chances.

Word is going round that Bjorn Borg is set to be in attendance for the boys’ singles match on Sunday (also the day of the girls’ singles final). Perhaps a good omen for the boy named after the Roland Garros legend.

If he’s to take the crown then he’ll have to stop 14th seed Dominic Thiem after the Austrian came back from losing the first set to beat Mate Delic 3-6, 6-3, 6-1.

There was good news for Irina Khromacheva in the girls’ doubles as herself and her partner Maryna Zanevska reached the final. They’ll play Victoria Kan and Demi Schuurs whilst American pairing Mitchell Krueger and Shane Vinsant face Spanish duo Andres Artunedo Martinavarr and Roberto Carballes Baena in the boys’ doubles final.

French Open Juniors 2011 – Quarter-finals

Bjorn Fratangelo British fourth seed Oliver Golding crashed out of the French Open juniors after being beaten by Amercan Bjorn Fratangelo for the second time in two weeks.

In the clay of Milan during the Trofeo Bonfiglio, Golding had been smashed 6-2, 6-0 and in Paris the outcome was to the same degree going down 6-1, 6-1 in just 47 minutes.

Back then Golding vented his frustration on Twitter and this time was no different. The 18-year-old said: “I have to put my hands up and say ‘too good’. When I played him two weeks ago it was the best anyone has ever played against me, but I think he just played even better.”

Not only did Golding lose in singles but he’s out of Roland Garros completely after his run in the doubles also came to an end when himself and Jiri Vesely were beaten in their quarter-final match.

There was some good news for Golding later though when it was announced he had been given a wildcard for the grass court tournament in Queen’s next week. Another young American, Ryan Harrison, was also one of the four wildcards.

For Fratangelo, named after clay-court specialist Bjorn Borg, it’s been a fruitful couple of weeks on the red dirt having reached the quarter-finals of the Trofeo Bonfiglio and now his first Grand Slam semi-final.

The 17-year-old has a great chance of making the final too but seeing off home talent Tristan Lamasine could be a tough task. Lamasine beat German Robert Kern in straights but it was less than straightforward with the wildcard saving three set points in a second set tiebreak before winning it 8-6.

In the other half of the draw, Dominic Thiem became the only surviving seed in the boys’ singles. The 14th seed beat Spain’s Oriol Roca Batalla 6-3, 6-2 and will play Mate Delic who beat another wildcard quarter-finalist in the form of Miki Jankovic.

After five days which saw the the top five seeds progressing in the girls’ singles a shock was finally provided. Top seed Daria Gavrilova played came out worse in a three set encounter with Tunisian Ons Jabeur.

Jabeur now has the chance of making history as the first Tunisian to win a Grand Slam title. She came close last year, finishing as runner-up and will now have the tricky task of beating Caroline Garcia if she’s going to at least match that.

The number three seed came through her match with Yulia Putintseva comfortably and made a change from her tight struggles having almost gone out of the tournament in round two after being match point down.

Putintseva and Gavrilova had been two of three Russians in the last eight but only one made it to the semi-finals and she looks unstoppable.

Irina Khromacheva, Trofeo Bonfiglio winner two weeks ago and unbeaten since mid-March has yet to drop a set in the French Open juniors this year and dispatched of Anett Kontaveit 6-4, 6-1.

At #520 on the WTA rankings the recently turned 16-year-old is already looking like a future star and next to face that imperialistic form is Monica Puig.

The fifth seeded Puerto Rican’s potential classic with fourth seed Natalija Kostic didn’t pan out that way and she came though in comprehensive fashion finishing with a 6-1, 6-3 scoreline.

At #314 in the world rankings of the WTA tour, the semi-final between Puig and Khromacheva could be the showcase of women’s tennis’ next generation.

All the boys’ doubles and girls’ doubles news is also available via the Roland Garros website.

French Open Juniors 2011 – Day 4

If you thought the women’s singles were full of shocks at the French Open then take a look at the boys’ event which just keeps on giving.

Despite starting with 18 of the world’s top 20 four days ago there are only two left. Three of the top 10 boys juniors were knocked out on Day 4 including this year’s Trofeo Bonfiglio winner Filip Horansky.

The Slovakian third seed lost to Austria’s Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1 and Thiem is now the second highest seed left in the tournament as number 14.

Joao Pedro Sorgi (10) joined Tiago Fernandes (6), Thiago Moura Monteiro (13) and Bruno Sant’anna (16) through the exit doors in a disappointing tournament for Brazil as all of their seeded players were dumped out before the quarter-final stage.

Sorgi was trounced 6-1, 6-1 by Spaniard Oriol Roca Batalla who will now face Thiem for a semi-final berth.

There was mixed fortunes for America as Bjorn Fratangelo beat Belgian Joris De Loore in two tiebreak sets but Oliver Golding of Great Britain also defeated Marcos Giron in the only three set match of the day.

As fourth seed, Golding can now be considered favourite to win the French Open juniors but will now play Fratangelo in a re-match of the Trofeo Bonfiglio quarter-final in Milan where the American destroyed the world number four 6-2, 6-0.

Also through was Germany’s Robert Kern and Tristan Lamasine won the all-French affair between himself and Laurent Lokoli to join Day 3 third round winners Miki Jankovic and Mate Delic.

Oliver Golding (GBR)

The quarter-final line-up in the girls’ singles is laced with quality with the top five seeds all in the frame for a semi-final place.

It was close to being the top six seeds but Anett Kontaveit’s win over Danka Kovinic meant the Estonian became the only unseeded player in the last eight.

The 15-year-old will now play second seed Irina Khromacheva (2), who is on a run of 29 matches without defeat stretching back to mid-March and lasting through junior and ITF events.

An intriguing tie is Monica Puig (5) vs. Natalija Kostic (4) after both came through in three sets while Yulia Putintseva (7) against Caroline Garcia (3) is also set to be a high-quality match.

The quarter-final line-ups in full are:

Boys’ Singles

Miki Jankovic (SRB) vs. Mate Delic (CRO)

Dominic Thiem (AUT) [14] vs. Oriol Roca Batalla (ESP)

Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) vs. Oliver Golding (GBR) [4]

Robin Kern (GER) vs. Tristan Lamasine (FRA)

Girls’ Singles

Daria Gavrilova (RUS) [1] vs. Ons Jabeur (TUN) [9]

Caroline Garcia (FRA) [3] vs. Yulia Putintseva (RUS) [7]

Monica Puig (PUR) [5] vs. Natalija Kostic (SRB) [4]

Anett Kontaveit (EST) vs.  Irina Khromacheva (RUS) [2]

Oliver Golding has also reached the quarter-finals of the boys’ doubles alongside Jiri Vesely and all the boys’ and girls’ doubles line-ups are available via the Roland Garros website.

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