Women's Tennis (WTA)

Errani lands in French quarters

Paris, France ( - Former finalist Sara Errani battled her way into the quarterfinals at the French Open on Monday.

The 10th-seeded gritty Italian landed a bevy of drop shots in upending sixth- seeded former U.S. Open runner-up Jelena Jankovic 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 in just under two hours on Day 9 of this clay court fortnight.

Errani, who will appear in a third straight quarterfinal at this Parisian major, was the 2012 Roland Garros runner-up to Maria Sharapova.

Her round-of-eight opponent will be 28th-seeded German and former top-10 star Andrea Petkovic, who came from behind to beat Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens, 1-6, 6-2, 7-5. Petkovic reached the quarters here three years ago before missing the 2012 and 2013 French Opens due to injury.

06/02 10:34:31 ET

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