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Emma Navarro sinks Siniakova to reach San Diego Open quarterfinals

Emma Navarro sinks Siniakova to reach San Diego Open quarterfinals

Emma Navarro advanced to the quarterfinals of the Cymbiotika San Diego Open after defeating Katerina Siniakova 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 on Thursday night. It was the No. 3 seed’s second win over the Czech in as many weeks, after defeating Siniakova in the second round in Dubai.

“She’s obviously a great player, always puts up a good fight,” said Navarro, who won her maiden WTA singles championship in Hobart earlier this year. “She’s extremely good and put a lot of pressure on me a few weeks ago in Dubai and again tonight. I battled from time to time, but I’m pleased with the victory.”

“I love the grind,” she insisted. “love to compete and come out on back-to-back days, putting my best foot forward.” Also read: American Casey Kania Banned 2 Years For Positive Marijuana Test

Anna Blinkova is becoming accustomed to dramatic comebacks, as seen by her 7-6(6), 6-2 victory over fifth seed Dayana Yastremska after overcoming a 2-5 behind in the first set. In January, the 51st-ranked baseliner notably saved six match points to defeat world No. 4 Elena Rybakina in the Australian Open, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(20), in the longest tiebreak in Grand Slam history. Earlier this week in San Diego, she defeated former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki after falling behind a set and a break.

“In the beginning, she was playing fantastic tennis. Very aggressive and rapid. I was always late. I made blunders because I was late. “She was making winners all over the court,” Blinkova stated as she entered her maiden quarterfinal of 2024. “I just kept fighting and was attempting to discover solutions. I tried to alter the trajectory slightly.”

Blinkova’s efforts earned her a battle against top seed Jessica Pegula of the United States, against whom she is 0-2. Donna Vekic is still on schedule to make another final appearance in San Diego. Also read: Lesia Tsurenko Net Worth 2024, Prize Money, Endorsements, Cars, Houses, Properties, Charities, Etc. 

The seventh seed from Croatia, who finished second here in 2022, advanced after defeating the youngest woman in the draw, 19-year-old qualifier Marina Stakusic of Canada, in two hours, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Her next opponent will be Britain’s Katie Boulter.

“It was an interesting match,” said Vekic, who finished with 27 wins and 25 unforced errors despite the swirling winds. “The conditions were challenging. I don’t think I’ve ever framed so many forehands in my life, so I’m relieved to be done. She played an incredible match, fighting till the end.” Also read: Daria Saville Net Worth 2024, Salary, Annual Income, Endorsements, House, Properties, Etc.

Stakusic, a national hero after leading Canada to its first Billie Jean King Cup championship last year, was making only her second main-draw appearance on tour.

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