Plíšková and Kvitová exit French Open in third round

The leading Czech women’s tennis players Karolína Plíšková and Petra Kvitová were knocked out in the third round of tennis’s French Open on Saturday.

Plíšková lost to 1-6 2-6 to Maria Sharapova of Russia, while Kvitová was beaten 7-6 7-6 in Paris by Anett Kontaveit of Estonia, bringing her run of 13 consecutive wins on clay to an end.