Hong Kong Open: Mertens makes last eight, to face Trevisan next

Elise Mertens beat Sofya Lansere 6-3, 7-6 (5) on Thursday and will face Italian Martina Trevisan, the No 6 seed, in the next round

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Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open •Round of 16 • completed
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Belgian Elise Mertens, the No 3 seed, defeated Russian qualifier Sofya Lansere 6-3, 7-6 (5) to advance to the quarter-finals of the Hong Kong Open on Thursday.

Mertens, ranked No 41 in the world, will face Italian Martina Trevisan, the No 6 seed, next.

The Belgian, a former world No 12, won against Australian qualifier Daria Saville (6-1, 6-4) earlier in the week.

In the previous round tournament, Lansere, ranked No 271, had won against wildcard Hong Yi Cody Wong (6-4, 6-0). The Russian had won eight singles matches in a row on tour, having won the ITF W25 title in Kyoto last month.

Hong Kong Open WTA 250, other second-round matches (Hard, USD 259.303):

  • Leylah Fernandez vs. Mirra Andreeva
  • Alina Korneeva vs. Linda Fruhvirtova
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs. Beatriz Haddad Maia
  • Sara Sorribes Tormo beat Xinyu Wang (4): 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
  • Martina Trevisan beat Magdalena Frech: 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3
  • Katerina Siniakova beat Kamilla Rakhimova: 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-1
  • Anna Blinkova (5) beat Priscilla Hon: 6-1, 6-3

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