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Jabeur overcomes McNally test to make Cincy last 16

Ons Jabeur edged out Catherine McNally 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7) on Wednesday evening. She’ll play Czech Petra Kvitova in the next round

Ons Jabeur Ons Jabeur in Toronto (Zuma/Panoramic)

Tunisian Ons Jabeur, the No 5 seed, saved three match points to edge out American wildcard Caty McNally 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7) to move into the last 16 of the Western & Southern Open at the Linder Tennis Family Center in Cincinnati on Wednesday evening.

Jabeur, ranked No 5, will play Czech Petra Kvitova next.

McNally, ranked No 179, edged out Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich (6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2)) in the previous round of the Cincy Open.

Cincinnati WTA 1000, other second-round results (Linder Tennis Family Center, hard, USD 2.527.250, most recent results first):

  • Paula Badosa vs. Ajla Tomljanovic
  • Shelby Rogers vs. Amanda Anisimova
  • Aryna Sabalenka vs. Anna Kalinskaya
  • Veronika Kudermetova vs. Simona Halep
  • Madison Keys vs. Jelena Ostapenko
  • Iga Swiatek vs. Sloane Stephens
  • Elena Rybakina vs. Garbine Muguruza
  • Victoria Azarenka vs. Emma Raducanu
  • Karolina Pliskova vs. Elise Mertens: wednesday
  • Jessica Pegula vs. Marta Kostyuk: wednesday
  • Marie Bouzkova vs. Alison Riske-Amritraj
  • Shuai Zhang beat Ekaterina Alexandrova: 6-3, 6-4
  • Petra Kvitova beat Sorana Cirstea: 6-2, 6-3
  • Caroline Garcia (Q) beat Maria Sakkari (4): 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-1
  • Anett Kontaveit (2) beat Tereza Martincova (Q): 3-6, 7-5, 6-4

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