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Tallinn Open: Vekic through to last eight, defeating Shuai Zhang

Donna Vekic won against Shuai Zhang 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday. She’ll play Swiss Belinda Bencic, the second seed, in the next round

Donna Vekic Donna Vekic | © Panoramic

Croat Donna Vekic beat Chinese Shuai Zhang, the No 8 seed, 6-2, 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals of the Tallinn Open at the Forus Tennis Centre on Thursday.

Vekic, ranked No 85, will face Swiss Belinda Bencic, the second seed, next.

The Croat won against Estonian wildcard Maileen Nuudi (6-2, 6-0) ahead of her victory. Zhang, ranked No 26, defeated Slovak qualifier Viktoria Kuzmova (7-6 (4), 7-6 (8)).

Tallinn WTA 250, other second-round results (Forus Tennis Centre, hard, EUR 251.750, most recent results first):

  • Anett Kontaveit vs. Tereza Martincova : Thursday in Tallinn
  • Ann Li vs. Kaia Kanepi : Thursday in Tallinn
  • Ysaline Bonaventure (Q) beat Jil Teichmann (9): 7-6 (8), 6-3
  • Barbora Krejcikova (7) beat Marta Kostyuk: 7-5, 6-3
  • Beatriz Haddad Maia (3) beat Linda Noskova (Q): 6-1, 7-5
  • Karolina Muchova (WC) beat Viktorija Golubic (Q): 4-6, 6-0, 6-2
  • Belinda Bencic beat Katie Boulter (Q): 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-3

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