Wimbledon: Badosa rallies past Kasatkina, advances to last 16

The Spaniard will face Croat Donna Vekic in the next round

Paula Badosa Wimbledon June 30, 2021: Paula Badosa of Spain in action during the first round of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships Grand Slam tennis tournament against Aliona Bolsova of Spain
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Spaniard Paula Badosa reached the last 16 of Wimbledon by edging out Russian Daria Kasatkina, the No 14 seed, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-4 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London on Friday afternoon.

The 26-year-old Spaniard is into the round of 16 at a major for the first time since Wimbledon 2022.

Badosa rallied from 4-2 down in the final set, claiming the final four games to lock up the hard-fought victory in two hours and 52 minutes. The Spaniard is into the second week at Wimbledon for the third time in the last four years, improving her overall record at the Championships to 10-4.

Badosa, ranked No 93, will play Croat Donna Vekic next.

Earlier in the tournament, the Spaniard defeated Karolina Muchova (6-3, 6-2) and Brenda Fruhvirtova (6-4, 6-2).

Kasatkina, ranked No 12, won against Chinese Shuai Zhang (6-3, 6-0) and wildcard Yuriko Lily Miyazaki (6-0, 6-0) in the previous rounds of The Championships.

London (Grand Slam), other third-round results (All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, grass, GBP 50.000.000, most recent results first):

  • Madison Keys (12) beat Marta Kostyuk (18): 6-4, 6-3
  • Emma Navarro (19) beat Diana Shnaider: 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
  • Jasmine Paolini (7) beat Bianca Andreescu: 7-6 (4), 6-1
  • Lulu Sun (Q) beat Lin Zhu: 7-6 (4), 7-6 (6)
  • Harriet Dart vs. Xinyu Wang
  • Ons Jabeur vs. Elina Svitolina
  • Anna Kalinskaya vs. Liudmila Samsonova
  • Elena Rybakina vs. Caroline Wozniacki
  • Barbora Krejcikova vs. Jessica Bouzas Maneiro
  • Danielle Collins vs. Beatriz Haddad Maia
  • Bernarda Pera vs. Jelena Ostapenko
  • Iga Swiatek vs. Yulia Putintseva
  • Sonay Kartal vs. Coco Gauff
  • Emma Raducanu vs. Maria Sakkari
  • Dayana Yastremska vs. Donna Vekic

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