Unseeded Krueger Defeats Former Number One Azarenka at Libema Open
American teenager Ashlyn Krueger has caused a major upset at the Libema Open in the Netherlands by defeating former world number one Victoria Azarenka. The unseeded player won 6-3 6-2 to secure her first win over a top-20 opponent and advance to the quarter-finals of the tournament.
In contrast, two-time Grand Slam champion Azarenka will be disappointed with her performance on grass, especially as she had been tipped as one of the favourites for this event.
Sinner Advances to Last Eight after Victory Over Bublik
Italian second seed Jannik Sinner has progressed to the quarter-finals of the men’s draw after beating Alexander Bublik from Kazakhstan in straight sets. Sinner is looking to bounce back on grass following his early exit at this year’s French Open, where he was knocked out in only the second round.
The world number nine is hoping for success at Wimbledon next month and will face Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori next, who edged out Ugo Humbert 6-2 6-7 (6-8) 6-4 in their match.
Russian Top Seed Kudermetova Secures Quarter-Final Spot
Veronika Kudermetova from Russia had no problems reaching the quarter-finals of this WTA tournament after beating Canadian qualifier Carol Zhao convincingly with a scoreline of 6-1 6-3. As top seed for this event, Kudermetova will be looking to maintain her form throughout and claim victory come finals day.
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