Source: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
* American fourth seed Sofia Kenin stormed into the fourth round of the French Open with a 6-2 6-0 demolition of Romanian qualifier Irina Bara on Saturday.
* Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas advanced to the fourth round of the French Open on Saturday after his opponent Aljaz Bedene retired with an ankle injury while trailing 6-1 6-2 3-1.
* Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur became the first Arab woman to reach the fourth round of the French Open as she beat eighth seed Aryna Sabalenka 7-6(7) 2-6 6-3 on Saturday. The 30th seed displayed her trademark court craft to undermine Sabalenka’s power as she surpassed her previous best third round showing at Roland Garros in 2017.
* France’s Fiona Ferro broke the resilience of Romania’s Patricia Maria Tig in a 7-6(7) 4-6 6-0 victory to reach the last 16 of a Grand Slam for the first time at the French Open on Saturday.
* Petra Kvitova required all her firepower to subdue Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez as she overcame a terrible start to win 7-5 6-3 and reach the French Open fourth round on Saturday.
* Russian Andrey Rublev strolled into the fourth round of the French Open with a facile 6-3 6-2 6-3 win over South African Kevin Anderson on Saturday.
* German qualifier Daniel Altmaier, ranked 186th in the world, bundled out Italian seventh seed Matteo Berrettini from the French Open with a comprehensive 6-2 7-6(5) 6-4 victory on Saturday.
* Former champion Jelena Ostapenko was knocked out of the French Open, beaten 6-4 6-3 by Spain’s Paula Badosa in the third round on Saturday. The Latvian, who lifted the Suzanne Lenglen Cup in 2017, lacked control as she hit 32 winners but dished up 43 unforced errors in only one hour and 22 minutes.
* Leeds United’s Rodrigo Moreno struck his first goal for the club to earn a 1-1 draw at home to Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday as visiting Pep Guardiola was denied victory against one of the men who inspired him to be a coach.
* Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 4-0 at home in the Premier League on Saturday (Oct 3) as Ben Chilwell marked his league debut for the Blues by scoring a goal and creating another for fellow defender Kurt Zouma before Jorginho sealed the win with two penalties.
* Paris Saint-Germain had no difficulties seeing off Angers in the opening game of the Ligue 1 weekend, but remarks by sporting director Leonardo after the 6-1 victory exposed smouldering problems within the club.
* American teen Gio Reyna set up three goals for Borussia Dortmund in a 4-0 win over Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday (Oct 3).
* Atletico Madrid drew 0-0 at home to Villarreal on Saturday (Oct 3) in La Liga for a second consecutive goalless draw which further punctured the euphoria from their excellent start to the campaign.
* Real Betis provisionally moved atop La Liga with a 2-0 victory over Valencia on Saturday (Oct 3), with both Barcelona and Real Madrid playing on Sunday.
* Italian Filippo Ganna won the opening stage of the Giro d’Italia on Saturday, a 15.1-km individual time trial between Monreale and Palermo, to claim the first Maglia Rosa leader’s jersey of this year’s race. The Ineos-Grenadiers rider clocked 15 minutes 24 seconds to beat Portugal’s Joao Almeida by a massive 22 seconds.
* Lens secured a 2-0 win over nine-man Saint Etienne and moved up to second place in Ligue 1 thanks to goals from Gael Kakuta and Florian Sotoca after the visitors were hit with red cards for Timothee Kolodziejczak and Wahbi Khazri on Saturday.
* Manchester United have agreed a two-year deal with former Paris St Germain striker Edinson Cavani, French daily L’Equipe reported on Saturday. Uruguay international Cavani is a free agent having left Ligue 1 champions PSG at the end of his contract in June.
* Bayern Munich back-up goalkeeper Sven Ulreich has joined second-division side Hamburg on a three-year contract, the European champions confirmed Saturday (Oct 3). The 32-year-old spent the last five years as under-study to Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, winning five German league titles and three German Cup final wins in Munich.