Tamara makes history
Tamara Zidansek became the first woman representing Slovenia to reach a Grand Slam singles quarter-final as she stormed to a 7-6(4), 6-1 victory over Romanian Sorana Cirstea on Court Suzanne-Lenglen on Sunday.
Prior to this fortnight, the 85th-ranked Zidansek had never made it past the second round at any major.
The 23-year-old started her campaign in Paris by upsetting sixth-seeded Bianca Andreescu in a three-hour 20-minute duel that earned Zidansek a maiden top-10 victory.
She added Madison Brengle, Katerina Siniakova and now Cirstea, to her list of victims and now takes on 33rd-seeded Paula Badosa in the last-eight stage.
"I came out on court prepared," Zidansek said during her on-court interview.
"The first set was a battle, it was just one point, she had a set point already and I'm really happy I managed to come through.
"It means a lot to me and I'm really, really happy to be in the quarter-finals."