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Monastir Open: Mertens into the quarter-finals
Elise Mertens defeated Despina Papamichail 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 on Wednesday evening. She’ll play the winner of the match between Croat Petra Martic, the No 4 seed, and Japanese qualifier Moyuka Uchijima in the next round
Belgian Elise Mertens, the No 5 seed, won against Greek qualifier Despina Papamichail 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals of the Monastir Open at the Monastir Tennis Club on Wednesday evening.
Mertens, ranked No 42, will face the winner of the match between Croat Petra Martic, the No 4 seed, and Japanese qualifier Moyuka Uchijima next.
In the previous round of the Jasmin Open Tunisia, the Belgian beat Romanian Jaqueline Cristian (6-1, 6-1). Papamichail, ranked No 175, won against Chinese Lin Zhu (1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-0)
Monastir WTA 250, other second-round matches (Monastir Tennis Club, hard, USD 251.750, most recent results first):
- Ons Jabeur vs. Evgeniya Rodina : Thursday
- Petra Martic vs. Moyuka Uchijima : Thursday
- Magdalena Frech vs. Veronika Kudermetova : Thursday
- Anastasia Potapova vs. Tamara Zidansek : Thursday
- Alize Cornet (3) beat Harriet Dart: 6-3, 6-4
- Diane Parry beat Lucrezia Stefanini (Q): 6-3, 1-0 ret.
- Claire Liu beat Katerina Siniakova (7): 7-5, 6-2