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WTA Hobart International: Kenin sets up Kalinina showdown in quarters

Sofia Kenin beat Maryna Zanevska 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday to score back-to-back WTA wins for the first time since August

Sofia Kenin Credit: Zuma / Panoramic

American wildcard Sofia Kenin won against Belgian qualifier Maryna Zanevska 6-2, 6-3 to reach the last eight of the WTA Hobart International 1 at the Domain Tennis Centre on Wednesday.

The former Australian Open champion had defeated China’s Lin Zhu (6-2, 6-2) in the first round of the Hobart tournament.

This is the first time since Cleveland in August that Kenin has won back-to-back matches at the WTA Tour level.

Kenin, ranked No 280, will face Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina, the No 5 seed, next.

In the previous round of the Hobart tournament, Zanevska, ranked No 87, defeated second seed Elise Mertens (6-4, 6-4).

Hobart WTA 250, other second-round results (Domain Tennis Centre, hard, USD 259.303, most recent results first):

  • Nuria Parrizas Diaz vs. Yulia Putintseva
  • Xinyu Wang vs. Alison Van Uytvanck
  • Marie Bouzkova vs. Anna Blinkova
  • Lauren Davis (Q) beat Ysaline Bonaventure: 7-6 (1), 6-3
  • Anhelina Kalinina beat Tatjana Maria: 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
  • Elisabetta Cocciaretto beat Jasmine Paolini: 6-2, 6-1
  • Bernarda Pera (6) beat Laura Siegemund: 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-4
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