Alison Van Uytvanck though to quarter-finals

Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA 93) has made it through to the quarter-finals of the French Open in Paris. The 21-year-old from Grimbergen in Flemish Brabant beat the Romanian Andreea Mitu (WTA 100) in two sets 6-1, 6-3 in a match that lasted just 1 hour and 7 minutes.

Alision Van Uytvanck already knocked out Zarina Diyas (WTA 32), Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (WTA 52) and Kristina Mladenovic (WTA 44) in previous rounds and is now through to the final eight of what is the second Grand Slam tournament of the year.

Alison Van Uytvanck started strongly and was 5-0 up in a first set she won 6-1 after just 25 minutes of play.

Andreea Mitu offered more resistance in the second set, but once again Alison Van Uytvanck proved too strong, taking the set 6-3. It was game, set and match to the Belgian.

Alison Van Uytvanck will take on the winner of the match between the Czech Petra Kvitova (WTA 4) and Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinszky (WTA 24) in the quarter-finals.