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Monastir Open: Zidansek books spot in last eight

Tamara Zidansek won against Anastasia Potapova 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 on Thursday. She’ll face Frenchwoman Alize Cornet, the No 3 seed, in the next round

Slovenian Tamara Zidansek moved into the quarter-finals of the Monastir Open by winning against Russian Anastasia Potapova, the No 6 seed, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 at the Monastir Tennis Club on Thursday.

Zidansek, ranked No 101, will face Frenchwoman Alize Cornet, the No 3 seed, next.

The Slovenian edged out Spanish qualifier Marina Bassols Ribera (5-7, 6-3, 7-5) ahead of her victory.

In the previous round of the Jasmin Open Tunisia, Potapova, ranked No 51, defeated wildcard Mirra Andreeva (6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3).

Monastir WTA 250, other second-round results:

  • Ons Jabeur vs. Evgeniya Rodina
  • Petra Martic vs. Moyuka Uchijima
  • Magdalena Frech vs. Veronika Kudermetova
  • Elise Mertens (5) beat Despina Papamichail (Q): 5-7, 6-1, 6-2
  • Alize Cornet 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
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