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  1. Andy Murray beats Jeremy Chardy 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-2
  2. Murray will face David Ferrer in quarter-finals
  3. Serena Williams beats Sloane Stephens 1-6 7-5 6-3
  4. Lucie Safarova beats 2014 champion Maria Sharapova

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By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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We are parking up for the day on the live text. But with Rafael Nadal (6-3 5-0 up on Jack Sock) and Novak Djokovic (1-0 down by on serve against Richard Gasquet) still in action, keep your eyes on the live scores and

tennis index for all the latest.

Bye for now.

So, in a Big Brother style, who has got the boot from the Glam Slam house today?

Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Serena Williams dropped a set apiece against Jeremy Chardy, Gael Monfils and Sloane Stephens, but survived through to the last eight.

Maria Sharapova ran into a Lucie Safarova-shaped wall though.

Elsewhere Garbine Muguruza made the last eight of Roland Garros - just as last year - after beating Flavia Pennetta.

The schedule is out for tomorrow's action.

It would have to go some to beat today's programme which was crammed to bursting with quality after Sunday's rain.

Anyway, Tuesday.

Court Philippe Chatrier

Ana Ivanovic v Elina Svitolina

Kei Nishikori v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Court Suzanne Lenglen

Garbine Muguruza v Lucie Safarova

Stan Wawrinka v Roger Federer

Williams 1-6 7-5 6-3 Stephens

Serena Williams celebrates
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Apologies for that. The wheels came off our live text machine. In a fairly major way.

While we were away, Serena Williams pulled of her great escape. The top seed is through to a meeting with either Julia Goerges or Sara Errani in the last eight.

So close, but so far for Sloane Stephens who had to strike while Williams was sub-zero.

She couldn't quite press home that advantage.

Williams breaks

*Williams 1-6 7-5 2-2 Stephens

Sloane Stephens' turn to rummage around in the quiver and pull out an ace at game point down.

Serena Williams is still short of her devastating best, but her appetite for the fight is sharpening.

Bruising hitting finally takes its toll on her younger opponent and he noses ahead in the third.

Williams 1-6 7-5 2-2 Stephens*

Serena Williams is given a big dose of the medicine she usually doles out, being forced to skid and slide left and right, up and down, to keep getting some string on ripped forehands.

Stephens pulls 40-15 back to deuce with those big blasts and then slugs another winner off that wing to see off game point from deuce.

All in the timing from Stephens, who is a slighter build than Williams but generates almost as much power and pace.

Eventually Williams get the job done with a sledgehammer serve, but she is being made to work for every little point.

Kheredine Idessane

BBC Scotland at Roland Garros

Serena Williams looks dejected

"It will be some story if Sharapova and Williams, the top two seeds, lose on the same day within two or three hours of each other on the same court.

"It would leave Petra Kvitova as the big favourite for the title."

*Williams 1-6 7-5 1-2 Stephens

Give her an angle and Sloane Stephens will give you a winner.

Forced wide by a high kicking Serena Williams groundstrokes, Stephens keeps her cool, keeps her shape and drills a ram-rod backhand winner down the line at deuce.

Williams concedes the next rally with a far less impressive shot off the same wing. The world number one is the hunted rather than hunter despite making inroad into that service game.

Williams 1-6 7-5 1-1 Stephens*

Serena Williams coming on strong down the home straight, perhaps after some wobbles beforehand, is one of the most familiar sights of women's tennis.

Sloane Stephens is the one making all the smart moves though at the moment. She forces two break point, only to be knocked back by Williams forehands banging like 200bpm techno.

Is there a little tension in Stephens arms when it comes to the moment to actually topple titan Williams?

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Roland Garros

"Coach Patrick Mouratoglou reaches for his tracksuit top as Serena Williams takes us into a third on a bright and breezy Chatrier, and he must have a touch of déjà vu this afternoon.

"His charge was similarly struggling against Victoria Azarenka two days ago and came back to dominate the decider. She spent much of today's first two sets shuffling around in a bit of a daze but it's a mark of her dominance that, even in that state, nobody was counting her out.

*Williams 1-6 7-5 0-1 Stephens

Sloane Stephens

Sloane Stephens is finding the dead middle of the racquet. A couple of searing forehands streak past Williams who does not look as sure-footed as she might at the baseline.

A confident start to the third set.

Williams wins second set

Williams 1-6 7-5 Stephens*

Sloane Stephens asks if we are "kidding her".*

Afraid not.

This is heading into a third and deciding set as her backhand flies out.

*Expletive deleted.

Williams breaks

*Williams 1-6 6-5 Stephens

Have we just passed "peak Stephens"?

The underdog's stock takes a knock as Serena Williams breaks serve for only the second time in the match.

And if there you could choose one person's serve you want to win you a set, you wouldn't have to think much past Serena.

Williams 1-6 5-5 Stephens

And the danger is averted for Williams. At least for a game's duration.

She clings onto her service game like driftwood in the wake of that wreck of an opening set.

Stephens nibbled two points off the world number one's serve, but you don't get any marks for showing your working, only finding the right answer.

Andy Murray
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Off trots Andy Murray for a plunge in the ice bath with the sincere applause of Suzanne Lenglen ringing in his ears.

Over to Philippe Chatrier where Serena Williams has been backed into a corner by fellow American Sloane Stephens.

Serena is serving to stay in the match, trailing 6-1 5-4.

Kheredine Idessane

BBC Scotland at Roland Garros

"For me the quarter-final will be 50/50. David Ferrer will be far the most difficult opponent Andy Murray has has faced so far.

"Ferrer has been to the final before so I think Murray will have to play a brilliant match to get through. The way Murray has played so far there's no reason why he can't beat Ferrer."

Andy Murray: "Jeremy Chardy kept going for some big shots, he kept hitting the backhand down the line, and made it very difficult for me. But I managed to be more solid in the third and fourth sets.

"I was hitting the ball well and I needed to play well to win today. I have never won against David Ferrer on clay before - and have lost to him once before at Roland Garros and I will need to play very well to win that."

Murray into last eight

Murray 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-2 Chardy

Andy Murray

Murray is into the 17th straight Grand Slam quarter-final.

He works up 40-0 in a twinkle. A yanked forehand and dolly to mid-court hands Chardy two free points. But he is just teasing...

A wrong-footing forehand does the job.

Two hours 51 minutes. David Ferrer next.

Williams breaks

Williams 1-6 4-3 Stephens

Serena Williams

News from centre court where Serena Williams breaks serve to take the lead in the second set against Sloane Stephens.

The world number one battling hard as you'd expect...

Murray breaks

*Murray 6-4 3-6 6-3 5-2 Chardy

The game on a plate. And Jeremy Chardy sent it back to the kitchen.

Murray was not even in shot as Chardy lined up a shoulder-high backhand volley at 40-30 with acres of clear red clay in front of him. Somehow he contrived to bury it into the net.

A guttural groan from all around Suzanne Lenglen. And Chardy's nerves are cooked.

Two wayward groundstrokes under little pressure and Murray will serve for the match next.

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BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Good news for you - this commentary is now available on Radio 5 live sports extra as well as online because of the rain delaying play at the

Test match at Headingley.

Chardy breaks

Murray 6-4 3-6 6-3 4-2 Chardy*

Is that a twist in the tale yet?

Jeremy Chardy comes out swinging, looking for the knockout punch he needs to get back in the set.

Two big beefy forehands help him to 0-40. Murray strafes him with a cross-court return, but the Scot's defences are run down in the next point.

Chardy has a break back. But there is still another at large in this set...

Murray breaks

*Murray 6-4 3-6 6-3 4-1 Chardy

Andy Murray with a look at 0-30.

Jeremy Chardy shoves his whole pile of chips on the table with a do-or-die drop-shot in the next rally. He has measured it to perfection and the Frenchman rides the wave of that shot to 40-30.

But Murray's tennis is tinged with greatness at the moment. A rescue act that the Thunderbirds would be proud of befuddles Chardy - stunned in midcourt by a backhand that finds that sliver of space.

From deuce, Murray capitalises on a second break point and the end is surley nigh for Chardy.

Kheredine Idessane

BBC Scotland at Roland Garros

Jeremy Chardy reacts

"One man is breathing much harder than the other. Chardy has the look of a man who knows how far away he is from winning this match."

Murray 6-4 3-6 6-3 3-1 Chardy*

Andy Murray is still undefeated as a married man.

Is there time for a swift Vegas-style changeover ceremony for Jeremy Chardy to make an honest woman of Alize Lim?

It might be his best hope.

The Frenchman has misplaced his mojo as he is hustled out of the game from 30-30 by a superb Murray winner and netted forehand of his own.

Murray breaks

*Murray 6-4 3-6 6-3 2-1 Chardy

Jeremy Chardy gets a return right up his nostril at 40-30, failing to readjust his feet in time and allowing Murray to deuce.

The double-fault rears its head at exactly the wrong time for Chardy - coughing up a 10th break point of the match.

Classic Murray. Defence that stretches all the way into the front three rows as he soaks up the best that Chardy has got and reaps the basic error - the Frenchman gets frustrated and cuffs into the net.

Is that a bell tolling in the distance?

Murray 6-4 3-6 6-3 1-1 Chardy*

Oh, that is a powderkeg of a backhand from Jeremy Chardy, just swatted back past Andy Murray for 15-15.

A statement of intent that the crowd backed with hearty cheers.

Andy Murray pushes his luck with a forehand, clearing the baseline by a narrow margin for 30-30. Chardy pummelling and then making one of those pesky drive-volleys has 30-40 and break point.

Oh la la. That is as saucy as a seaside postcard from Murray. A sublime pick-up half-volley, hands as soft as a haemophiliac prince, drops a lovely winner dead over Chardy's side.

The momentum is swilling back and forth at the moment. A key time in the match for someone to wrestle supremacy.

Game and first set

Williams 1-6 Stephens

Serena Williams
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Could we see the first and second seeds in the women's draw knocked out today?

Maria Sharapova has gone already and now world number one Serena Williams has lost the first set against Sloane Stephens. And not just lost it, she's been taken apart by her fellow American.

*Murray 6-4 3-6 6-3 0-1 Chardy

Jeremy Chardy hits a backhand shot

Jeremy Chardy opens up affairs in the fourth set with a hold to love.

How's stat?

The stats on that third set show that the Andy Murray serve is still not the unerring metronome that it was in the first.

He landed with 63% of first serves, compared to 72% in the opener and won 65% behind first serve, compared to 89%.

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Roland Garros

"Chardy has made a woeful nine double-faults in three sets, and several of them at absolutely key moments. He has also cornered the market in the drive-volley blazed wide with the court gaping, as at 15-30 in that last game.

"The Frenchman has pushed Murray very hard with some great shot-making, but if the basics of your game have any weaknesses, the Scot will draw them out over the course of a few hours."

Murray wins third set

Murray 6-4 3-6 6-3 Chardy*

Andy Murray

Murray is over the third-set finishline, but he had to tip-toe around some potholes to get there.

Jeremy Chardy runs down a drop shot and slaps away a volley for 15-30.

A monster forehand has Murray on the run in the next rally, but sinew-straining defence from the Scot forces one more shot out of Chardy. And it is a shocker. A running forehand slap volley that streaks long.

What should have been 15-40 and two break points is 30-30.

Murray opens the door a crack with a double fault on 40-30, but a battering backhand out wide makes the second set point stick.

Murray breaks

*Murray 6-4 3-6 5-3 Chardy

Jeremy Chardy drifts wide to offer up 15-40 and reacts with a massive stereotype of a Gallic shrug.

That showed some stones though. A forehand that could not afford to be 20cm deeper or wider saves the first.

The second though is lost without Murray having to put gut to ball with a deflating double fault.

Murray to serve for the set next out of nowhere.

Murray 6-4 3-6 4-3 Chardy*

Andy Murray

Andy Murray in a little spot of difficulty at 40-30 up.

He indulges in a game of bluff and double-bluff from the baseline - bouncing the ball, scrubbing out a mark with his toe, resetting himself, taking another look down court.

Perfect poker face. His serve pins Chardy to the back boards like a butterfly collectors prize specimen. Right into the body and Murray yelps in delight.

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Roland Garros

"Please, sit down!" says umpire Carlos Ramos. The Lenglen logjam is a regular phenomenon as fans try to cram inside, and they generally take quite a lot of shaming into grabbing a nearby seat.

"A few of the photographers who earlier gathered to capture the demise of Sharapova have arrived too, never a great sign for one of the leading names. Murray has given himself a few sharp digs of "C'mon!" as he tries to get his game going here."

*Murray 6-4 3-6 3-3 Chardy

The start of the game is held up by a logjam of spectators standing in the stairwells, trying and failing to find the empty seats that they have tickets for.

They are eventually forced into retreat by an umpire's request and cavalcade of jeers.

It has not thrown Chardy off his stride though. A service hold to love.

At least it means those punters will get another go at locating their places pretty soon.

Annabel Croft

Former British number one on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"Murray has just lost a bit of intensity. He's a bit wayward lately whereas he was so intense at the start. The match has taken many twists and turns but I believe he will come through it because I don't see Chardy keeping up this level for five sets."

Murray 6-4 3-6 3-2 Chardy*

No storming of the serve barricades this time. Jeremy Chardy's sting of winners has thinned out and Andy Murray - while still not firing on all cylinders - has enough quality, class and knowhow in the bank to see him through.

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Williams v Stephens

Top seed Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens, her fellow American, are about to get their match under way on court Philippe Chatrier.

Williams is chasing her third French Open title - and her chances received a major boost earlier on when Safarova beat Sharapova.

*Murray 6-4 3-6 2-2 Chardy

Andy Murray

Andy Murray is being wound up as tight as his strings. Tighter in fact as another one snaps in his racquet and he is forced to fetch his third out of the bag at 15-40.

The Scot has been having a cathartic bellow and a few pained looks up to his entourage.

Another gentle angle catches Chardy going for a wander to the wrong part of the court, but the gap is too much to make up.