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Argentina Open: Kovinic advances to last 8

Danka Kovinic beat Nadia Podoroska 6-2, 6-3 on Thursday evening and will face qualifier Diana Shnaider in the next round

Montenegrin Danka Kovinic, the second seed, advanced to the last 8 of the Argentina Open by defeating Argentinian wildcard Nadia Podoroska 6-2, 6-3 at Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club on Thursday evening.

Kovinic, ranked No 71, will face qualifier Diana Shnaider next.

The Montenegrin won against Argentinian qualifier Julia Riera (6-1, 2-6, 6-1) ahead of her victory.

In the previous round, Podoroska, ranked No 205, beat wildcard Solana Sierra (6-4, 6-4).

Buenos Aires WTA 125, other second-round results (Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, clay, USD 115.000, most recent results first):

  • Paula Ormaechea (WC) beat Natalija Stevanovic (Q): 7-5, 6-2
  • Panna Udvardy (3) beat Emma Navarro: 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
  • Laura Pigossi (8) beat Leolia Jeanjean: 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
  • Sara Errani (6) beat Kateryna Baindl: 6-3, 6-3
  • Diana Shnaider beat Darya Astakhova (LL): 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
  • Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva beat Ann Li: 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
  • Maria Lourdes Carle beat Hailey Baptiste: 6-4, 6-0

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