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Djokovic, Osaka, Serena eye last 16 in Paris



Paris – World number Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka, as well as three times champion Serena Williams, aim for the second week and the seats in the last 16 of Roland Garros on Saturday.

A look at the challenges they face on the seventh day of the tournament:

Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) against Salvatore Caruso (ITA)

Head to Head: First Meeting

– Djokovic continues his quest to become only the second person in history who holds the four Slams at the same time twice. The first seeds have not lost in Paris since the third round since 2009 and since then they have done at least the quarterfinals every year.

This year he was not relaxed in Roland Garros, having managed to deal with heterosexuals against Hubert Harkach and the Swiss lucky Henry Laaxonen.

Caruso, ranked 147, won his first major matches in Paris after qualifying.

There is a world between Djokovic and the 26-year-old Italian with his $ 131 million profit making $ 400,000 for Caruso a small change.

Naomi Osaka (JPN x1) against Katerina Sianyakova (CZE)

Head to Head: Osaka leads 1-0

– Some are called the "big hair fight," but Osaka hopes for a more comfortable exit against number 42 "Siagnakova," the world's highest ranked doubles player in the last 32 in Paris for the third time.

The biggest players in Osaka were two points away from the defeat in the first round against Anna Karolina Shmidelova and returned from set and failed to see Victoria Azarenka in the second round.

23-year-old Siayanova has two titles for career singles and two big helmets, including Roland Garros in 2018 along with Barbora Kraichchikova.

Serena Williams (USA x10) in Sofia Kenin (USA)

Head to Head: First Meeting

– Serena Williams, the three-time champion, is set to arrive for the 13th time in Paris for the 13th time, continuing his striving for a tie between Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slam titles.

Kennin, 20, born in Russia, was not even born when Williams debuted in Paris in 1998 when he reached the age of 16.

Roland Garros' third round game for the first time, world number 35, will not be overfilled.

"She is a machine," says her pairs partner Andrea Petkovic.

"She has a great attitude, she gets angry at herself, but then" OK, the next point, it's all right. "

"It does not miss the ball, it plays a great depth and it is impossible to push it back."


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