French Open Results 2012: Rafel Nadal, Maria Sharapova Advance To Quarterfinals Monday

Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova both won Monday at the 2012 French Open to advance to the quarterfinals at Roland Garros. The No. 2 seeds have been the most impressive players on their respective draws throughout the tournament. Nadal continued that trend by defeating No. 13 Juan Monaco 6-2, 6-0, 6-0. Sharapova, meanwhile, looked mortal for the first time, dropping a tiebreaker for her first set loss of the tournament. She was was eventually able to dispatch Klara Zakopalova, 6-4, 6-7 (12), 6-2.

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, or you can find more tennis coverage at SB Nation's dedicated tennis hub.

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