WTA Italian Open Quarterfinals: Pliskova Continues Title Defense

WTA Italian Open Quarterfinals Recap

Karolina Pliskova would continue her title defense, Marketa Vondrousova would upset Elina Svitolina, and much more at the Italian Open.

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WTA Italian Open Quarterfinals Results

Singles Results

Simona Halep (1) vs. Yulia Putintseva

In the first set of Simona Halep’s match against Yulia Putintseva, Halep would break Putintseva’s serve twice to take the set 6-2.

In the second set, down 0-2, Putintseva would be forced to retire due to injury, giving Halep the 6-2, 2-0 victory.

Victoria Azarenka (se) vs. Garbine Muguruza (9)

In a quarterfinals match pitting two of the biggest comeback players of 2020 against each other, Victoria Azarenka and Garbine Muguruza would battle to the end.

In the opening set, Azarenka would only need one break of Muguruza’s serve, in the fourth game, to take the set 6-3. In the second set, Muguruza would get four breaks to take the set 6-3 and force a third set.

In the third set, Muguruza would get three more breaks to take the set 6-4 and the match 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Marketa Vondrousova (12) vs. Elina Svitolina (4)

The twelfth-seeded Marketa Vondrousova would absolutely dominate the fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina in their quarterfinals match today.

In the opening set, Vondrousova would gain a 4-1 lead early and would ride that lead to a 6-3 set victory. In the second set, Vondrousova would dominate, breaking Svitolina’s serve three times to take the set 6-0 and the match 6-3, 6-0.

Elise Mertens (11) vs. Karolina Pliskova (2)

In the last match of the day, second-seeded Karolina Pliskova would take care of business against the eleventh-seeded Elise Mertens.

In the opening set, Pliskova would win the first three games consecutively before taking the set 6-3. In the second set, Mertens would respond by winning five games in a row after falling behind 1-3 to take the set 6-3.

In the decisive third set, Pliskova would dominate, winning six straight games, to take the set 6-0 and the match 6-3, 3-6, 6-0.

Doubles Results

A.Friedsam / R.Olaru vs. S.Aoyama / E.Shibahara  (7)

In a three-set affair, Anna-Lena Friedsam and Raluca Olaru would get an upset victory over the seventh-seeded team of Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara.

In the first set, down a break, Aoyama and Shibahara would win four straight games to take a commanding 4-1 lead. From there, each team would hold their serve and Aoyama and Shibahara would take the set 6-3.

In the second set, Friedsam and Olaru would answer back by taking an early 4-1 lead of their own before taking the set 6-2 to force a third set tiebreak.

In the third set tiebreak, Friedsam and Olaru would prevail, 10-4, to win the match 3-6, 6-2, 10-4.

S.Hsieh / B.Strycova  (1) vs. H.Carter / L.Stefani

The top-seeded team of Su-Wei Hsieh and Barbora Strycova would take care of business in straight-sets today against the team of Hayley Carter and Luisa Stefani.

In the first set, Hsieh and Strycova would win five straight games to take an authoritative 5-0 lead. But, Carter and Stefani would immediately respond by winning five straight games of their own.

Following this, Hsieh and Strycova would win back-to-back games to take the set 7-5. In the second set, they would get two breaks to take the set 6-4 and win the match 7-5, 6-4.

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