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Top-ranked Swiatek, Kvitova reach quarters at Agel Open

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OSTRAVA, Czech Republic. Ranked No. 1 Iga Swiatek advanced to the quarter-finals of the Agel Open after Ayla Tomljanovic retired with injury in the second set of their second-round match on Wednesday.

The US Open champion from Poland was leading 7-5, 2-2 when her Australian opponent retired with a left knee injury on an indoor court in the eastern Bohemian city of Ostrava.

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Swiatek, who also won the French Open in June, will face either American Katherine McNally or Karolina Muchova.

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Home favorite and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat second seed Paula Badosa of Spain 7-6 (4), 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals against this year’s Wimbledon winner Elena Rybakina, who rallied to eliminate Alexandra Sasnovich 6-7. (5), 6-4, 7-5.

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The Czech players also won the last two matches of the first round in the schedule.

Muchova knocked out Brazil’s seventh seed Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-4, 6-4, while Barbora Krejcikova edged out American Shelby Rogers 6-2, 6-2 for her sixth straight win after winning the Tallinn Open on Sunday and won her first WTA title. of the year.

Top rated Sviatek and Kvitova advance to quarter-finals at Agel Open originally appeared on NBCSports.com



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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