Alize Cornet ends Maria Sakkari’s run; Britons come by to last-8


Rothesay Open: Alize Cornet ends Maria Sakkari’s run; Britons come by to last-8
(Supplied by Tennis World USA)

No seeds stay within the Rothesay Open draw after upsetting traits dominated the 2 days of pre-quarter-finals, on Wednesday and Thursday. Alize Cornet upset top-seeded Maria Sakkari of their second-round conflict on Wednesday.

The Frenchwoman wanted an hour and 28 minutes to attain a 6-1, 6-4 win over the Greek. The win additionally marked the 33-year-old’s twenty fifth win towards gamers ranked within the top-10 of the WTA rankings. Submit her win, Cornet stated, “I didn’t play so good at the beginning of the 12 months, however I knew I might get pleasure from myself on this floor.

I’m tremendous glad about my match right this moment. Maria is a brilliant robust opponent. She’s so intense and I do know mentally she wouldn’t let go of a single level”. Within the quarters, Cornet will play Eliabeth Mandlik. On Thursday, the American defeated seventh seed Camila Giorgi in a troublesome three-setter that lasted two hours and 26 minutes, 7-5, 5-7, 6-3.

Swiss Viktorija Golubic upset fourth seed Donna Vekic of their round-of-16 match on Wednesday. Golubic received 6-4, 6-1 in simply 71 minutes. Golubic transformed 5 of the six break level possibilities that got here her manner on the Croatian’s serve whereas saving three of 5 break factors she confronted.

In the meantime, Magdalena Frech ousted eighth seed Lin Zhu, 6-2, 6-4 to succeed in the quarters.

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Alongside the upsets, there was additionally the domination of British gamers within the draw.

All 4 British gamers who made it to the second spherical additionally entered the quarter-finals. Heather Watson, former British no. 1 received towards Tatjana Maria 6-4, 6-4. Watson who performed her match on Wednesday wanted an hour and 24 minutes for the win.

Golubic will probably be her subsequent opponent. Qualifier Harriet Dart upset fifth seed Anhelina Kalinina of their round-of-16 match-up on Thursday. Dart accomplished a 6-0, 7-5 win after 92 minutes of play. She is going to tackle Katie Boulter in an all-British quarter-final.

Boulter received towards Diana Snigur, 7-5, 6-3. Lastly, Jodie Burrage additionally superior to the quarters of the Rothesay Open with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Polish third seed, Magda Linette. Burrage’s subsequent rival will probably be Linette’s compatriot, Frech.


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