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Mérida Open: McNally advances to last eight

Catherine McNally won against Katie Volynets 6-3, 6-0 on Wednesday night. She’ll play Australian qualifier Kimberly Birrell in the next round

Caty McNally (Zuma/Panoramic)
Mérida Open Akron •Round of 16 • completed
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Catherine McNally won against wildcard Katie Volynets 6-3, 6-0 to move into the quarter-finals of the Mérida Open at the Yucatan Country Club on Wednesday night.

McNally, ranked No 92, will play Australian qualifier Kimberly Birrell next.

Catherine McNally beat Chinese Lin Zhu, the No 3 seed (7-6 (3), 6-7 (5), 6-1) ahead of her victory.

In the previous round, Volynets, ranked No 96, won against Italian Lucia Bronzetti (4-6, 6-2, 6-1).

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

  • Varvara Gracheva vs. Sloane Stephens
  • Ysaline Bonaventure vs. Katerina Siniakova
  • Rebecca Peterson vs. Alycia Parks
  • Magda Linette vs. Panna Udvardy
  • Elisabetta Cocciaretto vs. Xinyu Wang
  • Camila Giorgi vs. Nuria Parrizas Diaz
  • Kimberly Birrell beat Xiyu Wang: 6-3, 6-2
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