WTA roundup: Caroline Wozniacki pulls upset in Bad Homburg

League: Tennis

Posted on: 25 Jun, 2024 at 11:00 PM

Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

In the continuation of a first-round match suspended on Monday due to darkness, Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki upset No. 7 seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-5 on Tuesday at the Bad Homburg Open in Germany.

In her first victory on a grass court since 2019 at Wimbledon, Wozniacki -- a former World No. 1 -- pulled off her second win in seven meetings with Svitolina by rallying from a break down in the final set. Wozniacki won 74.3 percent of her first serves (52 of 70) and saved 7 of 12 break points.

Donna Vekic of Croatia upended No. 6 seed Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals, while Paula Badosa of Spain and Viktoriya Tomova of Bulgaria also advanced to the quarters.

Veronika Kudermetova of Russia and Peyton Stearns reached the second round with victories. Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic led No. 2 seed Liudmila Samsonova of Russia 6-3, 2-2 when their match was suspended.

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No. 6 seed Daria Kasatkina of Russia cruised to a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Xinyu Wang of China in the first round in Eastbourne, England.

Ashlyn Krueger pulled out a 6-1, 6-7 (1), 7-5 win over Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland, but Krueger's countrywoman, Sloane Stephens, fell to Emma Raducanu of Great Britain 6-4, 6-0.

Katie Boulter of Great Britan also won her match, defeating Petra Martic of Croatia 6-1, 7-6 (8), while Elise Mertens of Belgium knocked off Yuriko Lily Miyazaki of Great Britain 6-1, 6-2. Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic advanced when Elina Avanesyan of Russia retired down 3-1 in the first set.

--Field Level Media