Cibulkova rallies to reach Connecticut Open quarterfinals

 

Cibulkova rallies to reach Connecticut Open quarterfinals
Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia plays a return to Alize Cornet of France (AFP)

New Haven - Meanwhile, Belguim's Kirsten Flipkens set up a quarterfinal against Australia's Daria Gavrilova

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Published: Thu 24 Aug 2017, 12:31 PM

Last updated: Thu 24 Aug 2017, 2:36 PM

Second-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia rallied to beat Alize Cornet of France 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Wednesday night to reach the Connecticut Open quarterfinals. 
Cibulkova will face sixth-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia on Thursday in the US Open tuneup event at The Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale. Pavlyuchenkova beat Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 7-6 (3), 6-0. 
Belguim's Kirsten Flipkens set up a quarterfinal against Australia's Daria Gavrilova, beating Romania's Ana Bogdan 6-1, 7-6 (1). Gavrilova advanced Tuesday. 
China's Zhang Shuai beat Poland's Magda Linette 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3. Zhang will face Belgium's Elise Mertens, a winner on Tuesday. 
In the other quarterfinal, top-seeded defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland will play eighth-seeded Shuai Peng of China. They also advanced Tuesday. 


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