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Open d’Angers: Burel through to last eight

Clara Burel won against Varvara Gracheva 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-1 on Thursday evening. She’ll play French wildcard Jessika Ponchet in the next round

Clara Burel at Lausanne in 2021 ZUMA / PANORAMIC

Frenchwoman Clara Burel moved into the quarter-finals of the Open d’Angers by beating Russian Varvara Gracheva, the No 8 seed, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-1 at Arena Loire in Trélazé on Thursday evening.

Burel, ranked No 125, will face French wildcard Jessika Ponchet next.

The 21-year-old Frenchman won against Czech Karolina Muchova (2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-3) ahead of her victory.

In the previous round, Gracheva, ranked No 94, defeated French wildcard Tessah Andrianjafitrimo (6-0, 6-3).

Trélazé WTA 125, other second-round results (Arena Loire, EUR 92.742, most recent results first):

  • Anhelina Kalinina (2) beat Sofia Kenin (WC): 6-4, 6-4
  • Alycia Parks beat Jaqueline Cristian: 6-4, 6-4
  • Clara Tauson beat Anna Blinkova (6): 7-5, 6-3
  • Anna-Lena Friedsam beat Magali Kempen (Q): 6-1, 7-6 (8)
  • Emeline Dartron (Q) beat Tamara Korpatsch (5): 6-4, 6-4
  • Marketa Vondrousova beat Viktoriya Tomova (7): 6-2, 6-2
  • Jessika Ponchet beat Greet Minnen (Q): 7-5, 6-2

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