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Top seed Sakkari made to work by Rus for last-eight spot in Parma

Maria Sakkari won against Arantxa Rus 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday and will face Belgian Maryna Zanevska in the next round

Maria Sakkari forehand (Zuma/Panoramic) Maria Sakkari fires a forehand

Top seed Maria Sakkari was made to work for her place in the last eight of the Parma Open as she defeated Dutchwoman Arantxa Rus 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 at the Tennis Club Parma on Wednesday afternoon.

Greece’s Sakkari, ranked No 7, will face Belgian Maryna Zanevska next.

The Greek won against Ukrainian qualifier Kateryna Baindl (6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-3) in the previous round.

In the first round, Rus, ranked No 114, won against Hungarian Panna Udvardy (7-5, 6-3).

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
  • Lauren Davis beat Sara Sorribes Tormo: 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
  • Ana Bogdan (6) beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (Q): 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
  • Mayar Sherif beat Simona Waltert (Q): 6-3, 7-6 (1)
  • Danka Kovinic beat Sloane Stephens (4): 7-5, 2-6, 7-5
  • Maryna Zanevska beat Dalma Galfi: 6-1, 6-3

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