Tennis in the Land: Top seed Garcia beaten by Zhu

Lin Zhu won against Caroline Garcia (6-4, 6-1) on Thursday.

Caroline Garcia Caroline Garcia lost to Sorana Cirstea at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells (Antoine Couvercelle/Panoramic)
Tennis in the Land •Quarter-final • completed
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Chinese Lin Zhu advanced to the semi-finals of the Tennis in the Land by winning against Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia, the top seed, (6-4, 6-1) at Cleveland’s iconic Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica in Flats West Bank on Thursday evening.

Zhu, ranked No. 48, will play Ekaterina Alexandrova, the No 4. seed, next.

In the previous rounds, the Chinese defeated Anna Blinkova, the No. 8 seed (6-0, 6-3) and Austrian Julia Grabher (6-4, 6-1).

Garcia, ranked No. 7, won against Linda Fruhvirtova (6-3, 6-2) and American Peyton Stearns (7-6 (4), 6-3) earlier in the tournament.

Cleveland WTA 250, other last eight results (Cleveland’s iconic Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica in Flats West Bank, hard, USD 271.363, most recent results first):

  • Sloane Stephens vs. Sara Sorribes Tormo
  • Tatjana Maria vs. Leylah Fernandez
  • Ekaterina Alexandrova beat Xinyu Wang (Q): 5-7, 6-0, 7-5

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