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Western & Southern Open: Sabalenka makes quarter-finals
Aryna Sabalenka edged out Shelby Rogers 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-4 on Friday night and will play Chinese Shuai Zhang in the next round
Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, the No 6 seed, moved into the quarter-finals of the Western & Southern Open by edging out American wildcard Shelby Rogers 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-4 at the Linder Tennis Family Center in Cincinnati on Friday night.
Sabalenka, ranked No 7, will play Chinese Shuai Zhang next.
The Belarusian benefited from the abandonment of Russian qualifier Anna Kalinskaya (6-3, 4-1) in the previous round of the Cincy Open.
In the previous rounds of the Cincy Open, Rogers, ranked No 30, won against wildcard Sofia Kenin (6-2, 6-1) and Amanda Anisimova (W/O).
Cincinnati WTA 1000, other last 16 results (Linder Tennis Family Center, hard, USD 2.527.250, most recent results first):
- Jessica Pegula (7) beat Emma Raducanu (10): 7-5, 6-4
- Ajla Tomljanovic (Q) beat Veronika Kudermetova: 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3
- Caroline Garcia (Q) beat Elise Mertens: 6-4, 7-5
- Madison Keys beat Iga Swiatek (1): 6-3, 6-4
- Shuai Zhang beat Anett Kontaveit (2): 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
- Petra Kvitova beat Ons Jabeur (5): 6-1, 4-6, 6-0
- Elena Rybakina beat Alison Riske-Amritraj: 6-2, 6-4