ATP: Azarenka Defeats In Guadalajara
Victoria Azarenka defeated Madison Keys 6-4 6-7(4) 6-1 in Guadalajara on Thursday, to set up a quarterfinal match against Coco Gauff.
The quarterfinal clash be the first meeting between Azarenka and Gauff.
In another match, Jessica Pegula beat former US Open winner Bianca Andreescu 6-4 6-4 and will face Sloane Stephens next, who dispatched France's Caroline Garcia 7-6(6) 7-5.
Pegula, a quarterfinalist at the Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open this year, looked to be in trouble as the Canadian broke her to love in the second game of the first set but quickly found her form, winning slightly more than 70 per cent of her first-serve points across the entire match.
Veronika Kudermetova beat Latvian Jelena Ostapenko 6-4 6-4 and will next play either American Danielle Collins or Greek Maria Sakkari, while Czech Marie Bouzkova overcame a disastrous start to send off Liudmila Samsonova 0-6 7-5 6-3.
Bouzkova will play the winner of a match between Kasatkina and Anna Kalinskaya.