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Top seed Sakkari falls to Haddad Maia in Nottingham quarter-final

Beatriz Haddad Maia defeated Maria Sakkari 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 on Friday afternoon and will face Czech Tereza Martincova in the next round

Maria Sakkari Greece’s Maria Sakkari in action during her quarter final match against Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)

Beatriz Haddad Maia, the No 7 seed, won against Greek Maria Sakkari, the top seed, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to advance to the semi-finals of the Nottingham Open at Nottingham Tennis Centre on Friday.

Haddad Maia, ranked No 48, will face Czech Tereza Martincova for a place in the final.

The Brazilian beat China’s Qiang Wang (5-7, 6-4, 6-3) and qualifier Yuriko Miyazaki (6-2, 7-6 [4]) in the previous rounds, while world No 5 Sakkari won against Colombian Maria Camila Osorio Serrano (6-2, 6-3) and Canadian Rebecca Marino (1-6, 6-3, 6-3).

Nottingham WTA 250, other last eight results (Nottingham Tennis Centre, grass, USD 239.477, most recent results first):

  • Ajla Tomljanovic vs. Viktorija Golubic
  • Alison Riske vs. Harriet Dart
  • Tereza Martincova beat Shuai Zhang (4): 6-3, 6-2
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