Tennis: Simona Halep charges into French Open quarter-finals

Simona Halep of Romania reacts as she wins against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain during the Women's singles 4th round match during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, on June 5 2017.
Simona Halep of Romania reacts as she wins against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain during the Women's singles 4th round match during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, on June 5 2017.PHOTO: EPA

Paris (AFP) - Third seed and 2014 runner-up Simona Halep charged into the French Open last-eight on Monday with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro.

Halep is one of the favourites to win the title at Roland Garros and swept aside her 21st-seeded opponent in exactly one hour on Court Philippe Chatrier.

It was the Romanian's first win over Suarez Navarro on clay in six attempts.

She will play either Elina Svitolina of Ukraine or qualifier Petra Martic, the world No. 290 from Croatia, for a place in the semi-finals.