Muchova returns from 10-month injury break with win as Avanesyan quits in Eastbourne

Karolina Muchova benefited from the abandonment of Elina Avanesyan (3-1) on Tuesday and will play Pole qualifier Magda Linette in the next round

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Rothesay International Eastbourne •Third round • completed
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Karolina Muchova made a successful return to the WTA Tour after 10 months out through injury as she reached the last 16 of the Eastbourne Open when Russian qualifier Elina Avanesyan retired on Tuesday at Devonshire Park Lawn Club.

Muchova, ranked No 35, led 3-1 when Avanesyan, ranked No 81, pulled out on Tuesday afternoon at Devonshire Park Lawn Club.

Karolina Muchova will face Pole qualifier Magda Linette next.

Eastbourne WTA 500, other 32 results (Devonshire Park Lawn Club, grass, USD 922.573, most recent results first):

  • Daria Kasatkina vs. Xinyu Wang
  • Katie Boulter vs. Petra Martic
  • Sloane Stephens vs. Emma Raducanu: tuesday
  • Elise Mertens beat Yuriko Lily Miyazaki (WC): 6-1, 6-2
  • Ashlyn Krueger (Q) beat Viktorija Golubic (Q): 6-1, 6-7 (7), 7-5
  • Leylah Fernandez beat Barbora Krejcikova (7): 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
  • Yue Yuan beat Anastasia Potapova: 6-3, 6-6 ret.
  • Jelena Ostapenko (5) beat Greet Minnen (Q): 7-6 (3), 6-1
  • Harriet Dart (WC) beat Marie Bouzkova: 7-5, 6-7 (7), 6-4
  • Magda Linette beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (8): 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4
  • Anhelina Kalinina (Q) beat Sorana Cirstea: 6-3, 6-2

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