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Dubai Duty Free Championships: Gauff makes quarter-finals
Coco Gauff benefited from the forfeit of Elena Rybakina on Wednesday afternoon. She’ll play American Madison Keys in the next round
American Coco Gauff, the No 5 seed, reached the last 8 of the Dubai Duty Free Championships after Kazakh Elena Rybakina, the No 9 seed, withdrew before the match on Wednesday at The Aviation Club Tennis Centre.
Gauff, ranked No 6, will face American Madison Keys next.
The 18-year-old American beat Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich (6-0, 6-4) ahead of her victory.
In the previous rounds of the Dubai Open, Rybakina, ranked No 10, won against Canadian Bianca Andreescu (6-3, 6-4) and Czech Marie Bouzkova (7-5, 6-2).
Dubai WTA 1000, other last 16 results (The Aviation Club Tennis Centre, hard, USD 2.788.468, most recent results first):
- Barbora Krejcikova vs. Petra Kvitova
- Jelena Ostapenko vs. Aryna Sabalenka
- Iga Swiatek (1) beat Liudmila Samsonova (14): 6-1, 6-0
- Karolina Muchova beat Belinda Bencic (8): 6-1, 6-4
- Madison Keys beat Victoria Azarenka (15): 6-2, 6-1
- Jessica Pegula (3) beat Ana Bogdan (Q): 6-4, 6-3
- Karolina Pliskova beat Anhelina Kalinina: 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-2