Morocco Open: Riera upsets Sherif, plays Putintseva in quarters

The Argentine plays Kazakh Yulia Putintseva, the No 6 seed, in the next round

Julia Riera 2024
Grand Prix Son Altesse Royale La Princesse Lalla Meryem •Round of 16 • completed
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Argentine Julia Riera reached the last eight of the Morocco Open by defeating Egyptian Mayar Sherif, the No 3 seed, 7-5, 7-5 at Union Sportive des Cheminots du Maroc in Rabat on Wednesday.

Riera, ranked No 195, will face Kazakh Yulia Putintseva, the No 6 seed, next.

The 20-year-old Argentinian won against Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic (6-3, 6-0) ahead of her victory.

In the previous round of the Rabat Grand Prix, Sherif, ranked No 55, won against Ukrainian Kateryna Baindl (6-1, 6-3).

Rabat WTA 250, other round of 16 results (Union Sportive des Cheminots du Maroc, clay, USD 259,303)

  • Alycia Parks (4) beat Kamilla Rakhimova: 6-4, 6-1
  • Sloane Stephens (2) beat Timea Babos: 6-3, 6-1
  • Yulia Putintseva beat Leolia Jeanjean: 6-2, 6-1
  • Lucia Bronzetti beat Tatjana Maria (8): 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5
  • Julia Grabher beat Cagla Buyukakcay: 6-1, 7-6 (4)
  • Martina Trevisan (1) beat Jana Fett (Q): 7-5, 7-5
  • Leylah Fernandez vs. Peyton Stearns

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