Posted on April 22, 2021 at 3:38 p.m. – up to date April 22, 2021 at 3:56 p.m.
Karolina Pliskova, after shedding the primary set, needed to work laborious to beat Jelena Ostapenko and advance to the quarter-finals in Stuttgart. Aryna Sabalenka additionally validated her qualification.
Aryna Sabalenka continues on her means. This Thursday, the Belarusian, seventh participant on this planet and seeded No. 5, composted her ticket for the quarter-finals of the WTA 500 event in Stuttgart in Germany, on clay, towards the German Anna-Lena Friedsam, a hundred and twenty fifth world participant and after qualifying, in two units (6-4, 6-2) and 1h20 of play. In the primary set, after two first balls saved, the Belarusian broke the primary, earlier than nevertheless being unplugged within the stride, regardless of a primary saved ball. Finally, the upper ranked of the 2 took once more the service of the German, at 5-5, earlier than seizing the primary set, on her second try (6-4). In the second and final spherical, the seventh participant on this planet broke from the beginning Anna-Lena Friedsam. After saving three break factors at 3-2, the No. 5 seed once more took the service of his opponent, earlier than concluding, in stride, and profitable this assembly (6-2).
Karolina Pliskova dropped one other set. This Thursday, the Czech, ninth participant on this planet and seeded No. 6, certified for the quarter-finals of the WTA 500 event in Stuttgart in Germany, on clay, on the expense of the Latvian Jelena Ostapenko, 52nd participant on this planet , in three units (6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-3) and 2h25 of play. However, the primary spherical has certainly gone into the palms of Latvia. After a primary break level entry, the Czech ended up breaking at 2-2, earlier than being already unbreaker, at 4-3. Despite three extra break factors at 5-5, Karolina Pliskova needed to resolve to play a tie-break. If she bought a set level first, she ended up giving up on her opponent’s second (7-6 (7)). In the second set, the higher ranked of the 2 bought two break factors the primary, earlier than reaching his aim, after three extra makes an attempt, at 3-2. After a primary set level at 5-2, the ninth participant on this planet ended up shedding her service, after her opponent’s third try, and regardless of a brand new set level in her favor. It was subsequently solely a postponement and on the subsequent sport, the seeded n ° 6 lastly lastly reached his targets (6-4). In the third and remaining set, the Latvian did not convert her break level to 1-1, and ended up shedding her serve at 3-2. With this benefit in his pocket, Karolina Pliskova resisted till concluding (6-3).
STUTTGART (Germany, WTA 500, clay, € 565,530)
Title holder (in 2019): Petra Kvitova (RTC)
Round of 16
Barty (AUS, n ° 1) beats Siegemund (ALL): 6-0, 7-5
Ka.Pliskova (RTC, n ° 6) beats Ostapenko (LET): 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-3
Svitolina (UKR, n ° 4) – Kerber (ALL)
Kvitova (RTC, n ° 7) beats Sakkari (GRE): 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Sabalenka (BLR, n ° 5) beats Friedsam (ALL, Q): 6-4, 6-2
Kontaveit (EST) beats Kenin (USA, # 3): 7-5, 6-4
Bencic (SUI, n ° 8) – Alexandrova (RUS)
Vondrousova (RTC) – Halep (ROU, n ° 2)
Barty (AUS, n ° 1) – Bye
Siegemund (ALL) beats Barthel (ALL, Q): 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
Ostapenko (LET) beats Voegele (SUI, Q): 6-4, 7-5
Ka.Pliskova (RTC, n ° 6) beats Korpatsch (ALL, LL): 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
Svitolina (UKR, n ° 4) – Bye
Kerber (ALL) beats Gorgodze (GEO, LL): 6-2, 6-2
Sakkari (GRE) beats Petkovic (ALL, WC): 6-2, 6-2
Kvitova (RTC, n ° 7) beats Brady (USA): 6-4, 6-3
Sabalenka (BLR, n ° 5) beats S. Zhang (CHN): 6-2, 6-2
Friedsam (ALL, Q) beats Eikeri (NOR, Q): 6-2, 6-0
Kontaveit (EST) beats Middendorf (ALL, Q): 6-2, 6-3
Kenin (USA, n ° 3) – Bye
Bencic (SUI, n ° 8) beats Schunk (ALL, Q): 6-4, 6-2
Alexandrova (RUS) beats Muchova (RTC): 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Vondrousova (RTC) beats Bouzkova (RTC): 6-1, 7-6 (6)
Halep (ROU, n ° 2) – Bye