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National Bank Open: Muguruza reaches last 16, Kanepi out

Garbine Muguruza won against Kaia Kanepi 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday night. She’ll face Swiss Belinda Bencic, the No 12 seed, in the next round

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Spaniard Garbine Muguruza, the No 8 seed, defeated Estonian Kaia Kanepi 6-4, 6-4 to reach the last 16 of the National Bank Open at the Aviva Centre in Toronto on Wednesday night.

Muguruza, ranked No 8, will face Swiss Belinda Bencic, the No 12 seed, next.

Kanepi, ranked No 31, benefited from the abandonment of Japanese Naomi Osaka (7-6 (4), 3-0) in the previous round of the Canadian Open.

Toronto WTA 1000, other second-round results (USD 2.527.250, most recent results first):

  • Bianca Andreescu vs. Alize Cornet: Thursday
  • Belinda Bencic beat Serena Williams: 6-2, 6-4
  • Qinwen Zheng beat Ons Jabeur (5): 6-1, 2-1 ret.
  • Jil Teichmann beat Anett Kontaveit (2): 6-4, 6-4
  • Aryna Sabalenka (6) beat Sara Sorribes Tormo: 6-4, 6-3
  • Yulia Putintseva beat Paula Badosa (4): 7-5, 1-0 ret.
  • Beatriz Haddad Maia beat Leylah Fernandez (13): 7-6 (4), 6-1
  • Simona Halep (15) beat Shuai Zhang: 6-4, 6-2
  • Iga Swiatek (1) beat Ajla Tomljanovic (Q): 6-1, 6-2
  • Jessica Pegula (7) beat Asia Muhammad (Q): 6-2, 7-5
  • Alison Riske-Amritraj beat Jelena Ostapenko (16): 7-6 (2), 0-6, 7-5
  • Coco Gauff (10) beat Elena Rybakina: 6-4, 6-7 (8), 7-6 (3)
  • Camila Giorgi beat Elise Mertens: 6-3, 7-5
  • Karolina Pliskova (14) beat Amanda Anisimova: 6-1, 6-1
  • Maria Sakkari (3) beat Sloane Stephens: 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
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