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Tokyo Open: Fourth seed Kudermetova cruises into quarter-finals
Veronika Kudermetova defeated Fernanda Contreras Gomez 6-0, 6-1 on Thursday night and will play Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia, the No 5 seed, in the next round
Russian Veronika Kudermetova, the No 4 seed, beat Mexican qualifier Fernanda Contreras Gomez 6-0, 6-1 to move into the last eight of the Tokyo Open at the Ariake Coliseum and Ariake Tennis Forest Park on Thursday night.
Kudermetova, ranked No 13, will face Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia, the No 5 seed, next after she advanced when former world No 1 Naomi Osaka pulled out with illness.
Contreras Gomez, ranked No 182, had beaten former Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin (7-6 (7), 6-4) in the previous round.
Tokyo WTA 500, other second-round results (Ariake Coliseum and Ariake Tennis Forest Park, hard, USD 757.900, most recent results first):
- Beatriz Haddad Maia beat Naomi Osaka w/o
- Liudmila Samsonova beat Xinyu Wang: 7-6 (5), 6-3
- Petra Martic beat Karolina Pliskova (6): 6-3, 6-4
- Claire Liu beat Elise Mertens: 6-4, 6-1
- Qinwen Zheng beat Paula Badosa (1): 6-3, 6-2
- Shuai Zhang beat Caroline Garcia (2): 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5)
- Garbine Muguruza (3) beat Despina Papamichail (Q): 6-4, 6-2