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Parma Open: Kovinic upsets Stephens to reach last eight

Danka Kovinic edged out Sloane Stephens 7-5, 2-6, 7-5 on Wednesday and will face the winner of the match between Jasmine Paolini and Elisabetta Cocciaretto in the next round

Danka Kovinic at the 2022 US Open Danka Kovinic at the 2022 US Open – © AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Montenegrin Danka Kovinic upset American Sloane Stephens, the No 4 seed, 7-5, 2-6, 7-5 to reach the quarter-finals of the Parma Open.

Kovinic, ranked No 78, will play the winner of the match between Jasmine Paolini and Elisabetta Cocciaretto next.

In the previous round of the Parma Ladies Open, the Montenegrin edged out Frenchwoman Oceane Dodin (6-1, 3-6, 6-4).

Stephens, ranked No 50, edged out Pole Magdalena Frech (3-6, 6-3, 6-4) in the previous round.

Parma WTA 250, other second-round results (Tennis Club Parma, clay, EUR 203.204, most recent results first):

  • Matilde Paoletti vs. Irina-Camelia Begu
  • Jasmine Paolini vs. Elisabetta Cocciaretto
  • Maria Sakkari vs. Arantxa Rus
  • Lauren Davis vs. Sara Sorribes Tormo: wednesday
  • Ana Bogdan vs. Anna Karolina Schmiedlova: wednesday
  • Mayar Sherif beat Simona Waltert (Q): 6-3, 7-6 (1)
  • Maryna Zanevska beat Dalma Galfi: 6-1, 6-3
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