Connecticut Open: Dominika Cibulkova survives scare against Alize Cornet to reach quarter-finals

New Haven: Second-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia rallied to beat Alize Cornet of France 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Wednesday night to reach the Connecticut Open quarter-finals.

Dominika Cibulkova in action at Connecticut Open. Image courtesy: Twitter/@connecticutopen

Dominika Cibulkova in action at Connecticut Open. Image courtesy: Twitter/@connecticutopen

Cibulkova will face sixth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia on Thursday in the US Open tuneup event at The Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale. Pavlyuchenkova beat Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 7-6 (3), 6-0.

Belguim's Kirsten Flipkens set up a quarterfinal against Australia's Daria Gavrilova, beating Romania's Ana Bogdan 6-1, 7-6 (1). Gavrilova advanced on Tuesday.

China's Zhang Shuai beat Poland's Magda Linette 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3. Zhang will face Belgium's Elise Mertens, a winner on Tuesday.

In the other quarterfinal, top-seeded defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland will play eighth-seeded Shuai Peng of China. They also advanced on Tuesday.


Published Date: Aug 24, 2017 04:20 pm | Updated Date: Aug 24, 2017 04:20 pm


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