Ladies Open Lausanne: Top seed Tamara Zidansek escapes rain delay to reach QF



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Ladies Open Lausanne: Top seed Tamara Zidansek escapes rain delay to reach QF

Rain played havoc yet again on tennis action at the Ladies Open Lausanne on Thursday. Of the seven scheduled matches, only three could be completed while three had to be postponed to Friday. Top-seed Tamara Zidansek defeated Mandy Minella to reach the quarter-finals on Thursday.

The Slovenian won 6-2, 7-5 after an hour and 37 minutes of play. Zidansek will next play Italian qualifier Lucia Bronzetti. Bronzetti posted a quick 64-minute 6-1, 6-2 upset over eighth seed Anna Blinkova in their round-of-16 match.

Natalia Vikhlyantseva also came through to the quarter-finals. The Russian ousted seventh seed and Bronzetti’s compatriot, Jasmine Paolini 6-1, 6-3 in just 57 minutes. Vikhlyantseva awaits either Belgian Maryna Zanevska or Swiss Stefanie Voegele next.

The second-round match between Zanevska and Voegele was postponed, with the latter leading 5-4 on serve in the first set.

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Previously, on the same day, following a rain-related postponement on Wednesday, Zanevska had advanced to the second round with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 upset over third-seeded Swiss Jil Teichmann in their opener.

Likewise, Voegele had defeated Francesca di Lorenzo of the US 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in their opening-round encounter. Fifth seed Caroline Garcia reached the second round on Wednesday with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Alexandra Dulgheru. The Frenchwoman played Australian qualifier, Astra Sharma, in the round-of-16.

Sharma won her opener against Kristyna Pliskova 2-6, 7-6(4), 6-1. The second-round clash between Garcia and Sharma was suspended on Thursday with the former leading 7-6(3), 3-4. Kamila Rakhimova reached the second round with an upset over sixth seed Arantxa Rus in their opener at the Ladies Open Lausanne.

The Russian won 7-6(5), 5-7, 7-5 in three hours and two minutes. Her second-round clash against Clara Burel was, however, postponed on Thursday. At the time of the match’s suspension, Rakhimova was leading 6-1, 1-0. Rakhimova will play the winner between Alycia Parks and second seed Fiona Ferro in the quarter-finals.