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Argentina Open: Shnaider makes last eight

Diana Shnaider edged out Darya Astakhova 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday and will face Montenegrin Danka Kovinic, the second seed, in the next round

Qualifier Diana Shnaider moved into the last eight of the Argentina Open by edging out lucky loser Darya Astakhova 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 at Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club on Thursday.

Shnaider, ranked No 161, will face Montenegrin Danka Kovinic, the second seed, next.

Diana Shnaider beat Romanian Irina Bara (6-1, 6-4) ahead of her victory.

In the previous round, Astakhova, ranked No 224, won against Slovenian Tamara Zidansek, the No 5 seed (2-6, 6-2, 6-3).

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
  • Danka Kovinic beat Nadia Podoroska (WC): 6-2, 6-3
  • Laura Pigossi (8) beat Leolia Jeanjean: 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
  • Sara Errani (6) beat Kateryna Baindl: 6-3, 6-3
  • 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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