Connecticut Open: Dominika Cibulkova survives scare against Alize Cornet to reach quarter-finals
Cibulkova will face sixth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia on Thursday in the US Open tuneup event at The Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale
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.
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.
Evans had been selected to play in the singles in Tokyo along with reigning Olympic champion Andy Murray and to partner Neal Skupski in the doubles.
The Australian-born Konta competed in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016, saying Tuesday it was "one of my most treasured memories from my career so far."
Kevin Anderson's last ATP title win came in Pune in 2019.