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San Diego Open: Vekic reaches last eight
Donna Vekic won against Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday evening. She’ll face the winner of the match between American wildcard Sloane Stephens and Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, the No 3 seed, in the next round
Croat qualifier Donna Vekic beat Czech Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-2 to move into the last eight of the San Diego Open at the Barnes Tennis Centre on Wednesday evening.
Vekic, ranked No 77, will face the winner of the match between American wildcard Sloane Stephens and Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, the No 3 seed, next.
The Croat won against Greek Maria Sakkari, the No 5 seed (7-6 (3), 6-1) ahead of her victory.
In the previous round, Pliskova, ranked No 22, won against American qualifier Caroline Dolehide (6-3, 6-4).
San Diego WTA 500, other second-round results (Barnes Tennis Centre, hard, USD 757.900, most recent results first):
- Jessica Pegula vs. Coco Vandeweghe
- Danielle Collins vs. Martina Trevisan
- Louisa Chirico vs. Paula Badosa
- Sloane Stephens vs. Aryna Sabalenka
- Madison Keys vs. Daria Kasatkina
- Iga Swiatek vs. Qinwen Zheng