Svitolina, Vondrousova advance to WTA Chicago Open quarter-finals
After straight-sets wins on Wednesday, Svitolina and Vondrousova will take on Frenchwoman Mladenovic and Cornet respectively
Top seed Elina Svitolina and fifth seed Marketa Vondrousova are through to the quarter-finals of the WTA Chicago Open after straight-sets wins on Wednesday.
Svitolina, ranked No 6 in the world and the Olympic singles bronze medalist, defeated Frenchwoman Fiona Ferro 6-4, 6-4 in 53 minutes to set up a clash against another French player – the seventh seed Kristina Mladenovic.
In other second round matches, Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson upset sixth seed Viktorija Golubic 7-6, 6-3 and Czechwoman Tereza Martincova defeated Su-Wei Hsieh 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 to set up a quarter-final clash between themselves.
Second seed Kontaveit reaches quarters in Cleveland
At the WTA Tennis in the Land event in Cleveland, second seed Anett Kontaveit advanced to the quarter-finals with a 6-3, 6-3 win over France’s Caroline Garcia. The Estonian will next meet Czech Katerina Siniakova, who double-bageled lucky loser Nagi Hanatani 6-0, 6-0.
China’s Shuai Zhang also reached the quarter-finals with a 6-4, 7-6 win over American Bethanie Mattek-Sands to set up a last-eight clash against the in-form Sara Sorribes Tormo. The Spaniard advanced when former world No 2 Vera Zvonareva pulled out their second-round clash due to injury.