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Tomljanovic advances to last eight at Cincinnati WTA 1000

Ajla Tomljanovic overcomes Veronika Kudermetova in a three-set thriller on Thursday in Cincinnati. Petra Kvitova is next up for Tomljanovic in the quarter-finals.

Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic in action during her fourth round match against France's Alize Cornet at Wimbledon 2022 Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic in action during her fourth round match against France’s Alize Cornet at Wimbledon 2022 Image Credit: AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Ajla Tomljanovic came back from the brink of defeat to prevail over Veronika Kudermetova 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-3 in round three of the Western & Southern Open on Thursday evening.

Tomljanovic, ranked No 63, will play Czech Petra Kvitova next.

The Australian edged out American qualifier Taylor Townsend (6-4, 3-6, 7-5) and beat Spaniard Paula Badosa, the No 3 seed (6-7(3), 6-0, 6-2) ahead of her victory.

Earlier in the tournament, Kudermetova, ranked No 20, beat Czech Barbora Krejcikova (6-3, 6-3) and Romanian Simona Halep, the No 15 seed (W/O).

Cincinnati WTA 1000, other round of 16 matches and results:

  • Aryna Sabalenka vs. Shelby Rogers
  • Jessica Pegula (7) beat Emma Raducanu (10): 7-5, 6-4
  • 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
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