Wimbledon 2017: Jelena Ostapenko and Svetlana Kuznetsova cruise into last eight
Jelena Ostapeno beat Elina Svitolina 6-3, 7-6(6) to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Svetlana Kuznetsova also made the last eight after beating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-4.tennis Updated: Jul 10, 2017 18:21 IST
Jelena Ostapenko advanced to her first Wimbledon quarter-final as the French Open champion finally converted her eighth match point to defeat Elina Svitolina 6-3, 7-6 (6) on Monday.
Latvian 13th seed Ostapenko, the 2014 junior Wimbledon champion, squandered seven match points in the second set before eventually seeing off the Ukrainian world number five to make just her second last eight appearance at a major.
The 20-year-old, whose triumph in Paris last month made her only the third player born in the 1990s to win a Grand Slam, faces five-time Wimbledon winner Venus Williams or Croatian teenager Ana Konjuh for a place in the semi-finals.
Meanwhile, seventh-seeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova reached her first Wimbledon quarter-final in 10 years on Monday with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Polish ninth seed Agnieszka Radwanska.
Kuznetsova, a former US and French Open champion, crushed 37 winners in her victory, which gave her a last-eight clash against either top seed Angelique Kerber or Garbine Muguruza.
Another woman to make the last eight was unseeded Magdalena Rybarikova. She entered her first Wimbledon quarter-final on Monday with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 win over Croatian qualifier Petra Martic.
The world number 87 from Slovakia will face either former world number one Caroline Wozniacki or Coco Vandeweghe of the United States for a place in the semi-finals.
First Published: Jul 10, 2017 18:21 IST