Top seed Anett Kontaveit won 6-3, 6-2 over Rebecca Peterson of Sweden on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the Hamburg European Open in Germany.
Kontaveit, Estonia, broke Peterson’s service five times during his victory. She meets German Andrea Petkovic on Thursday.
Fourth seed Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus scored a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia. Sasnovich will next face seventh-seeded Maryna Zanevska of Belgium, who recorded a 6-4, 6-1 triumph over Alexandria Ignatik of Romania.
In other matches, Bernarda Pera rolled to a 6-1, 6-1 win over Switzerland’s Joanne Zuger, and Russia’s Anastasia Potapova beat Argentina’s Maria Lourdes Carle 6-1, 6-4.
Palermo Ladies Open
Fourth-seeded Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain converted six of 13 break points en route to a 6-0, 6-2 win over Leolia Jeanjean of France to reach the quarter-finals in Italy.
Sixth-seeded Irina-Camelia Begu from Romania gathered for a 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory over France’s Oceane Dodin, and seventh-seeded Anna Bondar defeated Hungarian compatriot Panna Udvardy 6-2, 6-4.
In addition, Italy’s Jasmine Paolini advanced in a walkover when third-seeded Shuai Zhang was unable to play due to injury.
–Field Level Media