Caroline Wozniacki vs Daria Kasatkina
World No.2 Wozniacki, who is beadily eyeing her second Grand Slam title of the year, has waltzed to this stage for the loss of just 11 games, yet it has still felt as if her title credentials have still been somewhat overlooked – just two quarter-final appearances in 10 attempts suggests she will slip up at Roland-Garros sooner or later. Could it be against Russia’s crafty new number one Kasatkina, who at 21 has already acquired a habit of downing reigning Grand Slam champs, including two wins already this year over the Dane in St Petersburg and Indian Wells?
Anett Kontaveit vs Sloane Stephens
US Open champion Stephens says she’s been able to wander round Paris fairly incognito, “looking kind of crazy” while scoffing Macadamia nut brittle ice cream. But if she keeps winning, there’ll be no hiding place for her here any more. The American had a two-and-a-half-hour slog to get past Camila Giorgi on Saturday and now, in sight of her first quarter-final here after four previous last-16 appearances, she faces an even tougher duel with the rising 22-year-old Kontaveit, whose confidence should be sky high after conquering Petra Kvitova on Saturday. The Estonian has never been in a Slam quarter-final, but her powerful game demands that it’s only a matter of time.