Kvitová and Šafářová reach third round at French Open

Czech players Petra Kvitová and Lucie Šafářová have reached the third round at tennis’s French Open. Kvitová, who is seeded sixth, overcame Marina Erackovic of New Zealand 6-4 6-4 on Thursday evening, while Šafářová beat Australia’s Casey Dellacqua 6-1 5-7 6-3 to advance to the third round at Roland Garros for the second time in her career.