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Austin Open: Gracheva books berth in last eight, Stephens next

Gracheva needed three sets to beat Anna Blinkova on Wednesday

Varvara Gracheva 2022 Imago / Panoramic
ATX Open •Round of 16 • completed
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Varvara Gracheva advanced to the quarter-finals of the Austin Open by winning against Anna Blinkova 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-1 at the Westwood Country Club on Wednesday.

Gracheva, ranked No 88, will play American Sloane Stephens, the No 5 seed, next. The pair had met last week in Merida which Stephens won in a deciding set tiebreak.

In the previous round of the Austin tournament, Gracheva edged out Pole Magda Linette, the top seed (6-3, 4-6, 6-4). Blinkova, ranked No 72, beat American qualifier Ann Li (6-4, 6-4) in the previous round of the Austin tournament.

Austin WTA 250, other second-round matches (Westwood Country Club, hard, USD 259,303)

  • Katie Volynets beat Anastasia Potapova (3): 5-7, 6-2, 7-5
  • Anna-Lena Friedsam vs. Erika Andreeva
  • Marta Kostyuk vs. Madison Brengle
  • Catherine McNally vs. Danielle Collins
  • Anna Kalinskaya vs. Coco Vandeweghe
  • Peyton Stearns vs. Mirjam Bjorklund
  • Heather Watson vs. Sloane Stephens
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