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Mérida Open: Cocciaretto books spot in quarter-finals

Elisabetta Cocciaretto won against Xinyu Wang 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday night

Elisabetta Cocciaretto, 2020 Elisabetta Cocciaretto, 2020, © Panoramic
Mérida Open Akron •Round of 16 • completed
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Italian Elisabetta Cocciaretto, the No 7 seed, moved into the last 8 of the Mérida Open by winning against Chinese Xinyu Wang 6-4, 6-2 at the Yucatan Country Club on Wednesday night.

Cocciaretto, ranked No 54, will face the winner of the match between Belgian Ysaline Bonaventure and Czech Katerina Siniakova, the No 4 seed, next.

In the previous round, the 22-year-old Italian defeated Swiss Viktorija Golubic (6-0, 6-3).

Wang, ranked No 67, won against Russian qualifier Elina Avanesyan (1-6, 6-2, 6-3).

Mérida WTA 250, other second-round results (Yucatan Country Club, hard, USD 259.303, most recent results first):

  • Ysaline Bonaventure vs. Katerina Siniakova
  • Varvara Gracheva vs. Sloane Stephens
  • Magda Linette vs. Panna Udvardy
  • Rebecca Peterson vs. Alycia Parks
  • Camila Giorgi beat Nuria Parrizas Diaz: 7-6 (5), 6-2
  • Catherine McNally beat Katie Volynets (WC): 6-3, 6-0
  • Kimberly Birrell (Q) beat Xiyu Wang: 6-3, 6-2
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