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Iga Swiatek beats Bernarda Pera, Jessica Pegula holds off Marie Bouzkova on busy day at Madrid Open

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On a heat, breezy afternoon in Madrid, the third spherical of the ladies’s singles wrapped up with many of the massive names advancing unscathed.

The day opened with Martina Trevisan, the No. 18 seed, advancing to the spherical of 16 after defeating American Alycia Parks 7-6(3) 6-1. Trevisan additionally beat Canadian qualifier Eugenie Bouchard earlier than this win and can face No. 3 seed Jessica Pegula in her subsequent match.

Pegula swept into the subsequent spherical with a hard-fought 6-4 7-6(2) win over Marie Bouzkova in two hours and 17 minutes.

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Bouzkova was dogged, by no means extra so than within the opening sport of the match which noticed Pegula maintain serve however solely after enjoying a whopping 25 factors.

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The American wanted six set factors to shut out the opening body. The decisive second set was much more tightly contested. Bouzkova fought off two match factors to drive a tie-break, and solely there did Pegula actually handle to get on prime. The American raced right into a 5-0 lead, and the writing was belatedly on the wall.

Prime seed Iga Swiatek swept into the fourth spherical, beating No. 28 seed Bernarda Pera 6-3 6-2.

The world No. 1 improved her profession report on clay to an all-time main 88.2%, forward of the long-lasting Serena Williams’ profession common of 88%.

Swiatek defended her Porsche Tennis Grand Prix title in Stuttgart final weekend, beating world No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka in straight units, and is in a severe vein of kind as Roland-Garros approaches.

She is going to face the winner of Qinwen Zheng v Ekaterina Alexandrova.

No. 8 seed Daria Kasatkina beat Lesia Tsurenko 6-4 6-2 to maneuver to the spherical of 16. Kasatkina will face Veronika Kudermetova in her subsequent match. Beforehand, the Russian received in opposition to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova within the event.

Essentially the most intriguing second got here within the aftermath of Kasatkina’s victory, when the Russian’s supply of a handshake was declined by the Ukrainian Tsurenko. Kasatkina gave a wave as an alternative when Tsurenko walked previous.

No. 12 seed Kudermetova earned her assembly with Kasatkina after battling previous Anastasia Potapova 7-6(7-3) 5-7 6-3 to advance to the second spherical.

It was a three-hour battle between the 2 Russians, however the world No. 13 pulled out a vital break within the eighth sport of the third set to place herself in a wonderful place.

She served out the match with out dropping a degree.

Kudermetova additionally received in opposition to Nuria Parrizas Diaz earlier than right now’s victory, whereas Potapova defeated Jaqueline Cristian within the earlier spherical.

World No. 12 Barbora Krejcikova dealt with Chinese language 22-year-old Xiyu Wang in 88 minutes, 6-4 6-1, to ebook a fourth spherical assembly with Croatian Petra Martic.

Krejcikova feasted on Wang’s second serves, profitable 80% whereas the No. 65 additionally struggled with 5 double faults.

Martic beat Russian Anna Kalinskaya in three units, blitzing via the primary in simply half-hour. Kalinskaya hit again within the second, however gave up a key break early within the third. The match hinged on the penultimate sport when, down 5-3, Kalinskaya had 4 break factors however did not convert as Martic held earlier than serving out the match.

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28/04/2023 AT 20:08

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