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Chennai Open: Magda Linette, Katie Swann reach quarterfinals

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Third-seeded Magda Linette of Poland thrashed Oksana Selekhmeteva of Russia 6-2, 6-0 to storm into the final eight of the Chennai Open WTA 250 tennis event right here on Thursday.

Linette was joined within the quarterfinals by Britain’s Katie Swann, a 7-6 (5), 6-2 winner over giant-killer Anastasia Gasanova.

Swann overcame the problem of her Russian opponent, who gave it her all within the first set although she gave the impression to be injured.

Linette will battle it out in opposition to Canada’s Rebecca Marino, the seventh-seed, within the final eight on Friday.

Nadia Podoroska of Argentina knocked out fourth-seeded Tatjana Maria in a detailed three-setter. Podoroska gained 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (6) in two hours and 46 minutes.

Podoroska did nicely to rally after being outplayed within the opening set in opposition to Maria, a Wimbledon semi-finalist earlier this 12 months.

Maria who had trounced Indian No.1 Ankita Raina in her opening match, continued her good type and appeared set for a win and a spot within the final eight. However, the Argentine appeared to have completely different concepts.

The deciding set was a see-saw affair with fortunes fluctuating and Podoroska held serve to take a 6-5 lead and put the stress on the skilled German.

However, Maria held on to push it into the tie-breaker. And, she rushed to a 5-1 lead earlier than the Argentine fought again once more and edged out her opponent 8-6.

The singles draw has already seen the top-seed Alison Riske-Amritraj overwhelmed in spherical 1 by Gasanova, whereas No.5 and No. 6 seeds had additionally bowed out.

The Indian duo of Rutuja Bhosale and Karman Kaur Thandi have been outclassed by the top-seeded Canadian-Brazilian pair of Gabriela Dabrowski and Luisa Stefanie 0-6, 3-6 to finish the house curiosity within the event.

The quarterfinals will see Swan tackle Nao Hibino (Japan) and Podoroska conflict with Eugenie Bouchard, a wild card entrant.

Results: Singles (2nd spherical): Magda Linette beat Oksana Selekhmeteva 6-2, 6-0; Katie Swan (GBR) beat Anastasia Gasanova 7-6, 6-2; Nadia Podoroska (Argentina) beat Tatjana Maria (Germany) 3-6, 6-2, 7-6.

Doubles (Quarterfinals): Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada) and Luisa Stefanie (Brazil) beat Rutuja Bhosale and Karman Kaur Thandi (India) 6-0. 6-3; Peangtran Plipuech (Thailand) and Moyuka Uchijima (Japan) beat Justina Mikulskyte (Lithuania) and Emily Webley-Smith (GBR) 6-2, 6-0; Anna Blinkova and Natela Dzalmidze (Georgia) beat Arianne Hartono (Holland) and Olivia Tjandramulia (Aus) 3-6, 6-4, 10-5.

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