Barbora Krejcikova triumphed 6-2, 6-0 over former finalist Sloane Stephens on Monday and will face 17-year-old Coco Gauff for a place in the Roland Garros semi-finals.
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Elena Rybakina, who triumphed 6-3, 7-5 over 23-time Grand Slam winner Williams, will go on to face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for a place in the French Open semi-finals.
Daniil Medvedev, who has reached two Grand Slam finals on hardcourts but had never won a match in four previous attempts at Roland Garros, came up with a 6-2, 6-1, 7-5 win over Cristian Garin.
Roger Federer, who has hardly played in the last 17 months because of a knee injury, suffered physically in his gruelling four-set victory over Dominik Koepfer in the third round on Saturday.
Tamara Zidansek became the first woman from Slovenia to reach the singles quarter-finals of a Grand Slam with a 7-6(4), 6-1 victory over unseeded Sorana Cirstea at the French Open.
Roger Federer was competing in only his sixth match in 17 months following knee surgery and suggested on Saturday that he could preserve himself for Wimbledon which begins on June 28.
Roger Federer has moved into the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament for a record-extending 68th time after coming through a four-set test at the French Open against 59th-ranked Dominik Koepfer of Germany
Novak Djokovic, who hit 30 winners against 18 unforced errors, is yet to lose a set in his three matches and will next face teenager Lorenzo Musetti.
After a double exchange of breaks in the second set, Sloane Stephens then took a third break to seal the win and set up a clash against Barbora Krejcikova.
The 36-year-old Wawrinka has not played on the ATP Tour since his opening round defeat by Lloyd Harris at the Qatar Open in March.
The 22-year-old, who won two titles on clay in the run-up to Roland Garros, had to endure a torrid serving barrage in the opening set but eventually found his stride to set up a fourth round clash with Spanish 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta.
Daniil Medvedev, who had not won a match at the French Open in four previous appearances, will next meet Cristian Garin.
Naomi Osaka pulled out of French Open on Monday after refusing to attend the mandatory post-match press conferences and revealing she had been suffering from bouts of depression for several years.
After the exits of Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka, Aryna Sabalenka was the highest seed remaining in Paris but she succumbed to a 4-6, 6-2, 0-6 third-round defeat to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
The investigation into “fraud in an organised group” and “active and passive corruption” was related to a doubles match between Andreea Mitu, Patricia Mari and Yana Sizikova, Madison Brengle.
Thirteen-time Roland Garros champion Nadal showed no mercy as he demolished the Frenchman for the 17th time in as many professional encounters.
Top-ranked Ash Barty has retired from her second-round match at the French Open because of a hip injury.
Williams got back to the third round at Roland Garros, where she has won three of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles, by pulling away to beat 174th-ranked Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 Wednesday on Court Philippe Chatrier.
Sania Mirza is now set to travel to England for the grass-court season after her two-year-old son was granted a visa by the United Kingdom government.
Venus Williams and Coco Gauff lost to 13th-seeded Ellen Perez and Zheng Saisai.
Other athletes, notably Olympian Michael Phelps, spoke candidly about mental-health issues before. Still, others wrestled that tortured secret for a lifetime.
While Nadal and Djokovic had no trouble against their respective opponents Alexei Popyrin and Tennys Sandgren, Russian seventh seed Andrey Rublev was knocked out in five sets by unseeded German Jan-Lennard Struff.
Top-ranked Ashleigh Barty has overcome a strong challenge from Bernarda Pera to win her first match at Roland Garros since she claimed the French Open title in 2019.
Kvitova is the second high-profile player to pull out of Roland Garros, and her withdrawal follows the exit of second seed Naomi Osaka.