Tennis - 16 year Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic continues her ascent up the rankings on the WTA Tour after reaching the quarter-finals of this week's ITF $75K event in Toyota, Japan. Bencic, seeded no. 6, defeated Ksenia Lykina 62 64 and next meets second seeded Misaki Doi.
Doi was joined by fellow Japanese players Kurumi Nara, the top seed, Eri Hozumi, the eighth seed, and unseeded players Miharu Imanishi and Hiroko Kuwata. (1)Kurumi Nara (JPN) d. Storm Sanders (AUS) 63 64
(Q)Hiroko Kuwata (JPN) d.
(wc)Makoto Ninomiya (JPN) 63 75 Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (THA) d. (wc)Haruka Kaji (JPN) 75 62
(8)Eri Hozumi (JPN) d. Junri Namigata (JPN) 64 64 Miharu Imanishi (JPN) d. (7)Qiang Wang (CHN) 75 64
(3)Luksika Kumkhum (THA) d.
(wc)Miyu Kato (JPN) 61 62 (6)Belinda Bencic (SUI) d. Ksenia Lykina (RUS) 62 64
(2)Misaki Doi (JPN) d. Misa Eguchi (JPN) 63 64