Tallinn Open: Barbora Krejcikova reaches last-8; Kaia Kanepi ousts Jelena Ostapenko

Karolina Muchova also reached the last-eight in the Estonian city

by Abbey Johnson
Tallinn Open: Barbora Krejcikova reaches last-8; Kaia Kanepi ousts Jelena Ostapenko

Barbora Krejcikova reached the quarter-finals of the Tallinn Open on Wednesday. The Czech got through against Marta Kostyuk 7-5, 6-3 in an hour and 40 minutes.

Krejcikova, who’s seeded seventh this week, won 71% of her first-serve points to her opponent’s 68%.

She also converted four break points on Kostyuk’s serve while saving six of the seven break points she faced.

In the quarters, the 2021 French Open champion will face Beatriz Haddad Maia. The Brazilian, seeded third, got through against Krejcikova’s compatriot, qualifier Linda Noskova.

Haddad Maia needed an hour and 28 minutes to wrap up a 6-1, 7-5 against her 17-year-old opponent.

Haddad Maia saved eight of the nine break points she faced while converting four of the seven break points she had on Noskova’s serve.

Another Czech, Karolina Muchova also moved into the quarters following a 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 win over Swiss Viktorija Golubic. Muchova wrapped up the match four minutes short of the two-hour mark.

She now awaits either Ann Li or Kaia Kanepi.

Tallinn Open: Kaia Kanepi builds momentum

Earlier, Kanepi won her opening-round match on Wednesday. The veteran Estonian came from a set down to post an upset over fifth seed Jelena Ostapenko, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0. Kanepi won 82% of her first-serve points and saved four of the eight break points she faced.

She went in to convert seven of the 11 break points that came her way.

The last first-round match to be completed on Wednesday was played between eighth seed Shuai Zhang and Viktoria Kuzmova. Zhang beat the Slovakian qualifier 7-6(4), 7-6(8) in an hour and 48 minutes.

Zhang will play Donna Vekic next. The winner of this match will take on the second seed Belinda Bencic in the quarter-finals of the Tallinn Open. The Swiss won her round-of-16 clash on Wednesday against Katie Boulter, 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-3.

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