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Zheng Qinwen makes last 16 as Jabeur retires with abdominal pain

Qinwen Zheng benefited from the abandonment of Ons Jabeur (6-1, 2-1) on Wednesday night. She’ll play the winner of the match between Canadian Bianca Andreescu and Frenchwoman Alize Cornet in the next round

Qinwen Zheng 2022 Toronto Qinwen Zheng (CHN) returns a ball to Rebecca Marino (CAN) (not pictured) at Sobeys Stadium. || AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Chinese Qinwen Zheng moved into the last 16 of the National Bank Open when Tunisian Ons Jabeur, the No 5 seed, retired at the Aviva Centre in Toronto on Wednesday night.

Zheng, ranked No 51, led 6-1, 2-1 when Jabeur, ranked No 5, pulled out on Wednesday night at the Aviva Centre in Toronto.

The 19-year-old Chinese will face the winner of the match between Canadian Bianca Andreescu and Frenchwoman Alize Cornet next.

Qinwen Zheng edged out Canadian wildcard Rebecca Marino (3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4) in the previous round of the Canadian Open.

Toronto WTA 1000, other second-round matches (Aviva Centre, hard, USD 2.527.250, most recent results first):

  • Bianca Andreescu vs. Alize Cornet
  • Belinda Bencic vs. Serena Williams
  • Kaia Kanepi vs. Garbine Muguruza
  • Jil Teichmann beat Anett Kontaveit (2): 6-4, 6-4
  • Aryna Sabalenka (6) beat Sara Sorribes Tormo: 6-4, 6-3
  • Yulia Putintseva beat Paula Badosa (4): 7-5, 1-0 ret.
  • Beatriz Haddad Maia beat Leylah Fernandez (13): 7-6 (4), 6-1
  • Simona Halep (15) beat Shuai Zhang: 6-4, 6-2
  • Iga Swiatek (1) beat Ajla Tomljanovic (Q): 6-1, 6-2
  • Jessica Pegula (7) beat Asia Muhammad (Q): 6-2, 7-5
  • Alison Riske-Amritraj beat Jelena Ostapenko (16): 7-6 (2), 0-6, 7-5
  • Coco Gauff (10) beat Elena Rybakina: 6-4, 6-7 (8), 7-6 (3)
  • Camila Giorgi beat Elise Mertens: 6-3, 7-5
  • Karolina Pliskova (14) beat Amanda Anisimova: 6-1, 6-1
  • Maria Sakkari (3) beat Sloane Stephens: 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
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