Tennis – WTA – Stuttgart: Badosha, Sobolenko and Kontaveit in the quarter-finals, Ka.Plishkova out, Sakkari surrenders

Published April 21, 2022 11:27 pm – updated April 21, 2022 11:33 pm.

Marie Mahe

This Thursday Spaniard Paula Badosa has confirmed her ticket to the quarterfinals of the tournament in Stuttgart and will meet Tunisian Ons Jaber. This happened with Arina Sobolenko and Anette Kontaveit, but not with Karolina Pliskova and not with Maria Sakkari.

Paula Badosa got a job. The Spaniard, world No. 3 and seed No. 2, advanced to the quarterfinals of the WTA 500 tournament in Stuttgart, Germany this Thursday on clay against Kazakhstani Yelena Rybakina, world No. 19. three sets (6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (4)) and 2:32 games. In the first set, the Spaniard broke her opponent at the second opportunity. And if she had the last word, neither of the two players won her serve, between 4-1 and 6-2. In the second set, Paula Badosa lost twice from the start, quickly trailing 4-0 and then just as quickly back to 4-4. But right after that, the third player in the world served the last serve with white. In the next game, the No. 2 seed got a break point before his opponent equalized in one set everywhere (6-4). Finally, in the third and last set, the Spaniard managed to beat her opponent 2-1 on the sixth attempt in two sets. Finally, with the score 2:4, the Kazakhstani won back the second opportunity. The two players then went to a tie-break. The decisive game, which was completed by Paula Badosa on her third match point (7-6 (4)). In the next round, she will face Tunisian Ons Jabeur, world No. 10 and seed No. 7, who eliminated Russia’s Darya Kasatkina, World No. 26, in straight sets (6-3, 6-3) and 1:25 of the game.

The last word was for Sobolenko

Belarusian Arina Sobolenko, world No. 4 and seed 3, will also qualify for the quarterfinals after beating Canada’s Bianca Andreescu, world No. 121, in three sets (6-1, 3-6). , 6-2) and 1 hour 54 games, as well as the Estonian Anett Kontaveit, the 6th racket of the world and the seed number 5, against the Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova, the 39th chess player of the world (2-6, 6-3, 7-6 ( 5)) and 2 hours 17. Qualifying also for Briton Emma Radukanu, 12th player in the world and seeded at number 8, at the expense of German Tamara Korpacz, 118th player in the world and the lucky loser, in three sets (6- 0, 2-6, 6-1) and 1:42 of the game. On the other hand, for the Czech Karolina Pliskova, the seventh world chess player and seeded No. 6, eliminated Russian Ludmila Samsonova, the 31st player in the world, in two sets (6 -4, 6-4) and 1:21 of the game For its part, the Greek Maria Sakkari, the 5th player in the world and seeded No. 4, surrendered against the German e Laura Siegemund, the 231st player in the world and the owner of the joker, in the second set (6-4, 3-1) and after 1:17 of the game.

STUTTGART (Germany, WTA 500, clay, €700,826)
Current champion: Ashleigh Barty (Australia)

Quarterfinal
Swiatek (Poland, No. 1) – Radukan (Great Britain, No. 8)
Siegemund (Germany, WC) – Samsonova (RUS)
Kontaveit (EST, No. 5) – Sobolenko (BIE, No. 3)
Jabeur (TUN, #7) – Badosa (ESP, #2)

1/8 finals
Swiatek (POL, No. 1)
wins Fox (Germany, Q): 6-1, 6-1
Radukan (UK, No. 8) defeats Korpacz (Germany, LL): 6-0, 2-6, 6-1
Siegemund (Germany, WC) wins Sakkari (GRE, No. 4): 6-4, 3-1 retirement
Samsonova (RUS) defeats Ka.Plishkova (RTC, №6): 6-4, 6-4

Kontaveit (EST, No. 5) defeats Aleksandrova (Russia): 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5)
Sobolenko (BIE, No. 3) beat Andreescu (Canada): 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
Gill (TUN, #7) defeated Kasatkina (Russia): 6-3, 6-3
Badosa (ESP, No. 2) defeats Rybakina (KAZ): 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (4)

1st round
Swiatek (POL, No. 1) – Till
Lily (German, Q) defeated Golubic (Switzerland): 5-7, 7-5, 7-5
Corpach (GER, LL) wins Giorgi (Italy): 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-1
Radukan (UK, No. 8) defeats Sanders (Australia, Q): 6–1, 6–2

Sakkari (GRE, No. 4) – Till
Siegemund (Germany, WC) beat Zidansek (SRB): 6-3, 6-3
Samsonova (RUS) beats Package (FRA, Q) : 6-0, 6-0
Ka.Pliskova (RTC, №6) defeats Kvitova (RTK): 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5)

Kontaveit (EST, No. 5) defeats Kerber (Germany): 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Alexandrova (RUS) Zhang win (China): 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6)
Andreescu (Canada) defeats Niemeyer (GERMANY, WC): 7-6 (5), 6-3
Sobolenko (BIE, No. 3) – Till

Gill (TUN, #7) defeated Vondrousova (RTK): 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Kasatkina (RUS) defeats Gauff (USA): 6-4, 6-2
Rybakin (KAZ) defeats Schunk (Germany, Q): 7-6 (3), 7-5
Badosa (ESP, No. 2) – Till

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