Aussie triple threat in Strasbourg quarters

The Australian women appear to be in red hot form ahead of the French Open.

Ashleigh Barty and Daria Gavrilova have joined Samantha Stosur in the quarter finals of the Strasbourg International, the first time three Australian women have made the final eight of a into WTA event  in 27 years.

Gavrilova outlasted Russian qualifier Elizaveta Kulichkova 6-3 6-7 (7-5) 6-4 to set up a quarter-final showdown with Barty, a 6-3 6-0 winner over Italian Camila Giorgi.


They will play each other on Friday.

Stosur takes on Carla Suarez Navarro on Thursday as she tried to secure her second title in three years.

Not since Rachel McQuillan, Anne Minter and Kristin Godridge in Moscow in 1990 have three Australians reached the quarter-finals of the same WTA event.