Roland Garros 2021: Serena Williams two sets win reaches fourth round

French Open 2021: Serena Williams beats Danielle Collins reaches fourth round of Roland Garros-Last 16.

Serena Williams remains the highest seed in her half of the French Open draw after a dominant third-round victory against Danielle Collins.

The American seventh seed beat compatriot Collins 6-4 6-4 and will face Kazakhstan's 21st seed Elena Rybakina next.

Williams, 39, is one of just four top 10 seeds left in the women's draw after Aryna Sabalenka lost earlier on Friday.

The Belarusian third seed was beaten 6-4 2-6 6-0 by Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.



 Tamara Zidansek - who beat Katerina Siniakova 0-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 - set to meet Romania's Sorana Cirstea in the last 16.

Azarenka, the 15th seed, dominated Madison Keys 6-2 6-2 to reach the last 16.

 Rybakina, the 39-year-old will face the two-time Grand Slam winner Victoria Azarenka in the quarter-finals. 

Pavlyuchenkova, 29, has never been beyond the quarter-final of a Grand Slam but the Russian 31st seed came from 3-0 down to win the first set against Sabalenka.

 Defending champion Iga Swiatek, Elina Svitolina and American Sofia Kenin are the three top-10 seeds left in the top half of the draw, with all three playing their third-round matches on Saturday.