Paris, France, 24 May 2018 | Tennis Australia

Bernard Tomic and Lizette Cabrera kept Australian hopes alive as six of their compatriots were beaten on day three of French Open qualifying.

Tomic is one win from a place in the main draw after an impressive 6-3 6-1 victory over Britain’s Jay Clarke in round two.

He will play Portugal’s Goncalo Oliveira, the world No.221, in the final round of qualifying.

Cabrera finally completed a first-round match that had been delayed by rain, seeing off Japan’s Junri Namigata 6-4 3-6 6-3. She next faces Romanian Alexandra Dulgheru, ranked No.160.

There was disappointment for Thanasi Kokkinakis, who went down 6-7(7) 6-1 6-2 to Estonia’s Jurgen Zopp in round two, while Akira Santillan lost 6-1 3-6 6-0 to French wildcard Alexandre Muller in the second round.

Destanee Aiava, Arina Rodionova, Olivia Rogowska and Priscilla Hon all lost first-round matches.

Aiava was beaten 2-6 6-3 6-3 by China’s Fangzhou Liu, Rogowska lost 5-7 7-6(5) 6-3 to Liechtenstein’s Kathinka Von Deichmann, Hon suffered a 0-6 6-2 6-4 defeat by Italian Deborah Chiesa, and Rodionova lost 6-3 6-4 to local wildcard Harmony Tan.