Saturday, 21 July 2018

Sevastova d Cîrstea in Bucharest 1/4s

All quarter finals have been played and won in the five ATP and WTA tournaments on show this week - including that between Anastasija Sevastova (1) and Sorana Cîrstea (5) in Bucharest.

It was the Romanian, Cîrstea, who began the better in her home country tournament.  She out served Sevastova, not with first serve percentage which was low for both women, but with points won on serve.

Cîrstea won 63% on her first attempt and 50% on second delivery.

Sevastova captured 50% on initial serve and 37% on second try.

In general play Cîrstea was granted three break points, converting two of them.  Sevastova took advantage of the sole break opportunity presented her.

Cîrstea took the lead 6-3

The long sixth game of set two was key to Sevastova’s recovery, and she broke Cîrstea twice from three chances. Although her first percentage was inferior to the Romanian, Sevastova rode her luck on the second delivery and won enough points to level the match 3-6 6-3.

The top seed seized the momentum and in the decider lost a mere four points in her 4 service games - Cîrstea lost 17 of 29 points in her 4 service games. 

Anastasija Sevastova defeated Sorana Cîrstea 3-6 6-3 6-2.

She will play Polona Hercog in the semis 

Polona Hercog (8) defeated Ons Jabeur 6-3 6-1

Other Bucharest quarter finals:

Petra Martic (4) took 3 hours 7 minutes to overcome Laura Siegemund 7-5 4-6 6-4

She will play Mihaela Buzarnescu in the semis 

Mihaela Buzarnescu (2) defeated Yafan Wang 7-6(4) 6-3


Alizé Cornet (1) defeated Samantha Stosur (5) 6-4 7-6(2)

She will play Eugenie Bouchard in the semis 

Eugenie Bouchard defeated qualifier Veronika Kudermetova 7-5 6-0

Marketa Vondrousova defeated Evgeniya Rodina 6-2 6-3

She will play Mandy Minella in the semis

Mandy Minella defeated Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-1 6-2


Lucky loser in qualifying Henri Laaksonen defeated Simone Bolelli 3-6 6-2 6-4

He will play Richard Gasquet in the semis 

Richard Gasquet (4) defeated wildcard Casper Ruud 7-6(4) 6-2

Fabio Fognini (3) defeated Federico Delbonis 6-4 6-3

He will play Fernando Verdasco in the semis 

Fernando Verdasco (5) defeated Pablo Carreño Busta (2) 6-4 6-2


Guido Pella defeated Dusan Lajovic 7-6(3) 7-5

He will play Robin Haase in the semis 

Robin Haase (6) defeated Andrey Rublev 6-3 7-6(6)

Marco Cecchinato (3) defeated Laslo Djere 6-4 6-1

He will play Marco Trungelliti in the semis 

Qualifier Marco Trungelliti defeated Evgeny Donskoy 6-1 6-4


Marcel Granollers defeated Adrian Mannarino (1) 6-3 6-1

He will play Steve Johnson in the semis

Steve Johnson (3) defeated Dudi Sela 6-2 6-3

Tim Smyczek will play Ramkumar Ramanathan in the semis

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