WTA roundup: Zheng Qinwen advances at Zhengzhou Open
Posted on: 11 Oct, 2023 at 04:21 PM
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Local favorite Zheng Qinwen recorded a 7-6 (2), 6-3 win over third-seeded Maria Sakkari of Greece on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Zhengzhou Open in China.
Zheng dispatched Sakkari in 1 hour, 49 minutes to punch her ticket to the next round. She will face Ukraine's Anhelina Kalinina, who posted a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Russian qualifier Vera Zvonareva.
Italy's Jasmine Paolini saved four match points in a 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 win over sixth-seeded Caroline Garcia of France, while Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko notched a 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2) win over 10th-seeded Donna Vekic of Croatia.
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Belgium's Yanina Wickmayer seized a 6-3, 7-6 (6) victory over third-seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia to move on to the quarterfinals in Seoul.
Wickmayer will meet Russian Polina Kudermetova, who breezed to a 6-3, 6-1 win over Kathinka von Deichmann of Liechenstein.
Also on Wednesday, Claire Liu led seventh-seeded Arantxa Rus of the Netherland 1-6, 6-3, 3-0 when the latter retired due to injury. China's Yuan Yue also advanced after Slovenia's Kaja Juvan retired while trailing 6-4, 4-1.
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Second-seeded Beatriz Haddad Maia of Brazil posted a 7-6 (3), 3-6, 7-6 (3) win over Belarus' Aliaksandra Sasnovich in their first-round match.
Fifth-seeded Anna Blinkova of Russia coasted to a 6-1, 6-3 win over Australian Priscilla Hon to advance to the third round.
Third-seeded Elise Mertens of Belgium had little difficulty in her 6-1, 6-4 victory over Australian qualifier Daria Saville.
--Field Level Media