French Open Results: Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova Advance To Quarterfinals Monday

Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova continued their impressive runs at the 2012 French Open with wins Monday to advance to the quarterfinals at Roland Garros. No. 2 Nadal triumphed, 6-2, 6-0, 6-0, over Argentinian No. 13 Juan Monaco to advance. Sharapova, the No. 2 seed on the women's draw, dropped a set for the first time at the Open. She was able to shake it off to secure a 6-4, 6-7 (12), 6-2, win over Klara Zakapalova.

No. 4 Andy Murray survived yet another slow start for a 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2, win over No. 17 Richard Gasquet of France. No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and No. 6 David Ferrer also won Monday to round out a men's quarterfinals field that includes the Open's top six seeds among the eight participants.

No. 4 Petra Kvitova beat American Varvara Lepchenko handily, 6-2, 6-1, to advance. No. 7 Na Li was less lucky, becoming the latest highly-seeded woman to fall prematurely in a 3-6, 6-2, 6-0, loss to Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan. No. 6 Samantha Stosur of Australia is the only other Top 8-seeded woman outside of Sharapova and Kvitova playing in the quarterfinals.

For full French Open results, click here.

For more on the 2012 French Open, stay tuned to this StoryStream. For lots more on all things tennis, keep checking SB Nation's dedicated tennis hub.

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