Elina Svitolina, who upset 6th seed Roberta Vinci in the first round of play at the Open GDF SUEZ, advanced to the quarterfinals today when she defeated Galina Voskoboeva. Voskoboeva, it should be noted, won a very tight match (5-7, 7-5, 7-6) against Stefanie Voegele in the second round. Svitolina's next opponent will be 3rd seed Sara Errani.
Defending champion Mona Barthel went out in the first round. She lost to Kirsten Flipkens, who has also advanced to the quarterfinals.
Kristina Mladenovic kept the home fires burning for a little while. In the opener, she upset 5th seed Simona Halep, but in the second round, Mladenovic lost to Andrea Petkovic.
Defending doubles champions and top seeds Errani and Vinci also advanced to the quarterfinals.