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Martic into first Slam quarter-final in Paris

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Paris (AFP)

Croatian 31st seed Petra Martic reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final on Sunday with a 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 win over Estonia's Kaia Kanepi.

Martic, 28, had lost all four of her previous last-16 matches at the majors including twice in Paris.

"I have waited so long for this moment," said Martic who now has a season-leading 15 wins on clay this year.

"It was full of emotions, we both struggled as we wanted it so bad. I tried to fight.

"It didn't look good at times but I stayed in there and it paid off."

On Sunday, she came back from 0-2 down in the both of the second and third sets to book a quarter-final against 19-year-old Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic.

It wasn't pretty to watch as both players struggled in the 30-degree heat.

There were a total of 12 breaks of serve and a combined 88 unforced errors.

Martic had knocked out second seed Karolina Pliskova in the third round.

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