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Cincinnati: Swiatek too good for Stephens in second round

Iga Swiatek got through two tight sets against Sloane Stephens on Wednesday at the Cincinnati WTA 1000. Swiatek awaits either American Madison Keys or Latvian Jelena Ostapenko.

Iga Swiatek Iga Swiatek in the Stuttgart semi-final (Panoramic)

Top seed Iga Swiatek advanced to the last 16 of the Western & Southern Open by defeating American wild card Sloane Stephens 6-4, 7-5 at the Linder Tennis Family Center in Cincinnati on Wednesday afternoon

Swiatek will next play the winner of a match between American Madison Keys and Latvian Jelena Ostapenko, the No 16 seed.

In the previous round Stephens, ranked No 57, beat Frenchwoman Alize Cornet 6-1, 6-0.

Cincinnati WTA 1000, other second-round matches and results:

  • 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
  • Marie Bouzkova vs. Alison Riske-Amritraj
  • Elena Rybakina beat Garbine Muguruza (8): 6-3, 6-1
  • Emma Raducanu (10) beat Victoria Azarenka: 6-0, 6-2
  • Elise Mertens beat Karolina Pliskova (14): 7-6(3), 6-3
  • Jessica Pegula (7) beat Marta Kostyuk: 6-7(5), 6-1, 6-2
  • Shuai Zhang beat Ekaterina Alexandrova: 6-3, 6-4
  • Ons Jabeur (5) beat Catherine McNally (WC): 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(7)
  • 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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