Sun. Jun 13th, 2021

PARIS – Canada’s Carol Zhao moved closer to a spot in the French Open women’s singles main draw with a 7-6, 6-2 win over Slovakia’s Viktoria Kuzmova on Wednesday.

Zhao, from Richmond Hill, Ont., will face Spain’s Lara Arruabarrena on Friday for a spot in the main draw.

Zhao, ranked 324th in the world, is looking to advance to a Grand Slam main draw for the first time in her career.

In men’s qualifying, Toronto’s Steven Diez fell 6-3, 6-0 to Brazil’s Joao Menezes.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 26, 2021.

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