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Bencic is the last to book spot in quarter-finals at Toronto

Belinda Bencic beat Garbine Muguruza 6-1, 6-3 on Thursday night and will play Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia in the next round

Belinda Bencic, Toronto 2022 Belinda Bencic, Toronto 2022 | © AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Swiss Belinda Bencic, the No 12 seed, defeated Spaniard Garbine Muguruza, the No 8 seed, 6-1, 6-3 to move into the quarter-finals of the National Bank Open at the Aviva Centre in Toronto on Thursday night.

Bencic, ranked No 12, will face Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia next.

In the previous rounds of the Canadian Open, she won against Czech qualifier Tereza Martincova (6-4, 6-2) and American Serena Williams (6-2, 6-4).

Muguruza, ranked No 8, beat Estonian Kaia Kanepi (6-4, 6-4).

Toronto WTA 1000, third round results (draw order) :

  • Beatriz Haddad Maia beat Iga Swiatek (1): 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
  • Belinda Bencic (12) – Muguruza (8) : 6-1, 6-3
  • —————
  • Karolina Pliskova (14) beat Maria Sakkari (3): 6-1, 6-7 (9), 6-3
  • Qinwen Zheng beat Bianca Andreescu: 7-5, 5-7, 6-2
  • —————
  • Jessica Pegula (7) beat Camila Giorgi: 3-6, 6-0, 7-5
  • Yulia Putintseva beat Alison Riske-Amritraj: 6-3, 7-5
  • —————
  • Coco Gauff (10) beat Aryna Sabalenka (6): 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (4)
  • Simona Halep (15) beat Jil Teichmann: 6-2, 7-5
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