WTA: WTA roundup: Coco Gauff rolls into quarters at Germany
Seventh-seeded Coco Gauff defeated fellow American Ann Li 6-2, 7-6 (2) on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the bett1open in Berlin.
Gauff will play China’s Xinyu Wang on Thursday.
Second-seeded Maria Sakkari also breezed past Australia’s Daria Saville 6-1, 7-5 in 90 minutes to advance.
Fourth-seeded Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic needed two hours, 11 minutes to defeat Canada’s Bianca Andreescu 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7). No. 6 Daria Kasatkina rallied to beat fellow Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova 5-7, 6-1, 6-1.
Romanians Simona Halep and Sorana Cirstea both won in straight sets to advance to the quarterfinals in Birmingham, Great Britain.
The second-seeded Halep defeated Brit Harriet Dart 6-3, 6-2 in 62 minutes while No. 6 Cirstea trounced Serbian Aleksandra Krunic 6-1, 6-1 to advance.
No. 8 Shuai Zhang defeated Jana Fett 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 in a continuation of their suspended match from Tuesday. Third-seeded Camila Giorgi of Italy also won her match from Tuesday, defeating Tereza Martincova 7-6 (7), 6-4.
–Field Level Media