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Nottingham Open: Golubic through to quarter-finals

After benefitting from the retirement of Emma Raducanu in the previous round, Viktorija Golubic defeated Heather Watson in straight sets on Wednesday to move into the last eight

Viktorija Golubic at Wimbledon in 2021 Viktorija Golubic at Wimbledon in 2021 © AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Swiss Viktorija Golubic defeated British woman Heather Watson 7-5, 6-2 to advance to the quarter-finals of the Nottingham Open at Nottingham Tennis Centre on Wednesday evening.

Golubic, ranked No 55 in the world, will face the winner of the match between Australian Ajla Tomljanovic, the No 5 seed, and qualifier Katie Boulter in the last eight.

The Swiss had benefited from the retirement of second seed Emma Raducanu (at 4-3 in the first set) in her opening round match this week while 102nd ranked Watson had beaten American Katie Volynets (6-4, 6-2) in the second round.

Nottingham WTA 250, other round of 16 results (Nottingham Tennis Centre, grass, USD 239.477)

  • Shuai Zhang (4) beat Jodie Anna Burrage (WC): 6-2, 7-6 [4]
  • Tereza Martincova beat Magda Linette (8): 6-2, 7-6 [3]
  • Ajla Tomljanovic vs. Katie Boulter
  • Alison Riske vs. Caroline Garcia
  • Maria Sakkari vs. Rebecca Marino
  • Yuriko Miyazaki vs. Beatriz Haddad Maia
  • Harriet Dart vs. Camila Giorgi
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