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Jabeur defeated Wimbledon champion Kvitova at the Sydney Classic. wtop news

SYDNEY ( Associated Press) – Ons Jabur defeated two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals.

SYDNEY ( Associated Press) – Ons Jabur defeated two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the Sydney Tennis Classic.

Seventh-seeded Jabeur sent down five aces and won 76 percent of first-served points in a confident performance, taking 82 minutes to go into the last eight and setting up a meeting with No. 7-ranked Annette Kontaveit.

“I am working a lot on myself and my mindset,” said Jaboor, seeded ninth at the Australian Open, starting next week. “Everyone knows that if I decide to do something I do it, and I’m going to go with that mindset from now on.”

Kontaviat advanced to the quarter-finals with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Romania’s Elena-Gabriella Russe.

No. 3-ranked Garbine Muguruza overcame Ekaterina Alexandrova’s second-set rally 6-1, 7-6(4) to set up a quarter-final match against Daria Kasatkina.

26th-ranked Kasatkina backed her win over 2020 Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Elise Mertens earlier this week. Olympic champion Belinda Bencic was set to play Ocean Dodin later on Wednesday.

In the men’s draw, top seed Aslan Karatsev defeated Miomir Kekmanovich 7-5, 6-4 and American Brandon Nakashima defeated seventh seed Fabio Fognini 7-6(7), 7-6(7) in just under two hours. 6) defeated.

Fourth seed Marin Cilic defeated Jaime Munar 7-6(6), 6-2 in the second round at the Adelaide International. Third seed Karin Khachanov defeated Gianluca Mager 7-5, 6-3.

Tuneup tournaments for the season-opening majors are on in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide this week.

When those tournaments were in full swing, Australian Open top seed Melbourne Park had practice sessions on the main show court, in which women’s No. 1 Ash Barty was followed by nine-time champion Novak Djokovic at Rod Laver Arena.

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