First, two of the favorites, Ash Barty and Naomi Osaka, withdrew from the French Open.

And now Aryna Sabalenka has also had to leave the championship.

The 23-year-old lost the match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the third round.

Sabalenka started the match well and took the lead with 3-0 in the first set, but Pavlyuchenkova bounced back and managed to turn the numbers in the same set to 6-4.

In the second set, Sabalenka would do better and get 2-6.

From there, however, it went downhill.

Pavlyuchenkova showed her best side when she won in the last set with a clear 6-0.

Former world setter

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka advanced to the fourth round for the first time since 2013. She defeated American Madison Keys 2-6, 2-6.

- I knew it would be high intensity right away, says Victoria Azarenka.

Azarenka will face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova next.