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Martincova reaches Ostrava quarter-finals after Kontaveit second-set retirement

Tereza Martincova benefited from the abandonment of Anett Kontaveit (7-6 (3), 1-0) on Thursday. She’ll play the winner of the match between Ekaterina Alexandrova and No 5 seed Daria Kasatkina in the next round

Czech wildcard Tereza Martincova advanced to the quarter-finals of the Ostrava Open when Estonian Anett Kontaveit, the No 3 seed, retired at the Ostravar Aréna on Thursday.

Martincova, ranked No 78, led 7-6 (3), 1-0 when Kontaveit, ranked No 3, pulled out on Thursday evening at the Ostravar Aréna.

The Czech will face the winner of the match between Ekaterina Alexandrova and No 5 seed Daria Kasatkina next.

In the previous round of the Ostrava, Tereza Martincova defeated Swiss Jil Teichmann (7-6 (1), 7-6 (5)).

Ostrava WTA 500, other second-round results:

  • Ekaterina Alexandrova vs. Daria Kasatkina
  • Catherine McNally (Q) beat Karolina Muchova (WC): 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
  • Belinda Bencic vs. Barbora Krejcikova
  • Alycia Parks (Q) beat Maria Sakkari (4): 5-7, 7-5, 7-5
  • Elena Rybakina beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich: 6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-5
  • Petra Kvitova (WC) beat Paula Badosa (2): 7-6 (4), 6-4
  • Iga Swiatek (1) beat Ajla Tomljanovic (Q): 7-5, 2-2 ret.
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