2020 J&T Banka Ostrava Open Quarterfinals Recap: Azarenka Dismisses Mertens

2020 J&T Banka Ostrava Open Quarterfinals Recap

The fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka would dismiss the seventh-seeded Elise Mertens, American Jennifer Brady would make the semifinals, and much more at the 2020 J&T Banka Ostrava Open.

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2020 J&T Banka Ostrava Open Quarterfinals Results

Singles Results

Maria Sakkari vs. Ons Jabeur

In the opening set of Ons Jabeur’s match against Maria Sakkari, Jabeur would only need one break of Sakkari’s serve, in the sixth game, to take the set 6-3.

But, in the second set, down 1-3, Sakkari would fight back, winning five straight games to take the set 6-3 and force a third set.

In the decisive third set, Sakkari would come out firing, winning the first four games in a row before taking the set 6-1 to win the match 3-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Victoria Azarenka (4) vs. Elise Mertens (7)

In the opening set of the fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka’s match against the seventh-seeded Elise Mertens, down 2-4, Azarenka would win four straight games to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, with the set tied at one, she would manage to win five straight games to take the set 6-1 and win the match 6-4, 6-1.

Victoria Azarenka during her match against Elise Mertens at the 2020 J&T Banka Ostrava Open.
Victoria Azarenka during her match against Elise Mertens at the 2020 J&T Banka Ostrava Open.

Jennifer Brady vs. Veronika Kudermetova (q)

In the opening set of American Jennifer Brady’s match against qualifier Veronika Kudermetova, each player would only need one break of the other’s serve to force a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Kudermetova would prevail, 7-5, to take the set 7-6 (7-5). In the second set, Brady would manage to break Kudermetova’s serve twice, in the fifth and ninth games, to take the set 6-3 and force a decisive third set.

In the third set, with the set tied at one, Brady would win five straight games to take the set 6-1 and win the match 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-1.

Sara Sorribes Tormo (q) vs. Aryna Sabalenka (3)

In the opening set of qualifier Sara Sorribes Tormo’s match against the third-seeded Aryna Sabalenka, Tormo would dominate, winning six straight games to take the set 6-0.

But, in the second set, down 0-4, Sabalenka would respond by winning six straight games, one at love, to take the set 6-4 and force a third set.

In the decisive third set, Sabalenka would takeover, winning six straight games to take the set 6-0 and win the match 0-6, 6-4, 6-0.

Doubles Results

K.Flipkens / D.Schuurs  (4) vs. N.Kichenok / M.Niculescu

In the only doubles match of the day, a quarterfinals match, the fourth-seeded team of Kirsten Flipkens and Demi Schuurs would take on the team of Nadiya Kichenok and Monica Niculescu.

In the opening set of their match, Flipkens and Schuurs would get an impressive four breaks of their opponents’ serve to take the set 6-4.

In the second set, each team would manage to break the other’s serve three times en route to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Flipkens and Schuurs would come out on top, 7-3, to take the set 7-6 (7-3) and win the match 6-4, 7-6 (7-3).

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