Manhandled by Rebecca Marino in a match long disrupted by the rain, Maria Sakkari was able to get the upper hand over the Canadian to reach the quarter-finals of the WTA tournament in Nottingham. Ajla Tomljanovic also qualified, unlike Camila Giorgi.
Maria Sakkari played at scaring herself. After her victory in two dry sets over Maria Osorio for her entry into the running in Nottingham, the seeded number 1 was put in great difficulty by Rebecca Marino. Imperial in a first one-way run, the Canadian left only one game to world number 5. The latter, long in check, ended up finding the fault and, on her first break point, taking the service of the 109th in the WTA rankings and leading five games to two. The rain then intervened and delayed the resumption of play for a long time. However, after missing an equalizer in one set everywhere and then dismissing a break point, Maria Sakkari was able to revive. The last set started with an exchange of breaks but, after having dismissed three balls which would have allowed Rebecca Marino to take the lead, the Greek broke away. Taking the service of the Canadian twice in a row in a series of four games won consecutively, Maria Sakkari sealed the fate of the meeting (1-6, 6-3, 6-3 in 1h46 ‘) and will find Beatriz Haddad Maia in the quarter-finals. The Brazilian, seeded number 8, dominated the Briton Lily Miyazaki in two sets (6-2, 7-6 in 1h55 ‘).
A hard-fought win after a long rain delay 💪
Top seed 🇬🇷@mariasakkari reaches the Nottingham quarterfinals for a third time!
—wta (@WTA) June 9, 2022
Tomljanovic passes, not Giorgi
Seeded number 5, Ajla Tomljanovic put an end to the course of Katie Boulter. If the Briton broke first, she then conceded four games in a row and lost control of events. At her first set point, the Australian concluded. The second set, meanwhile, initially saw Katie Boulter miss the chance to take Ajla Tomljanovic’s serve. A failure that the 136th World immediately regretted. Indeed, the Australian took advantage of the seventh game to take the lead. Not in danger, the 45th in the world needed two match points to end the match (6-3, 6-4 in 1h17 ‘) and join Viktorija Golubic in the quarter-finals. Camila Giorgi, meanwhile, will not. The Italian, seeded number 3, fell against Harriet Dart. After erasing a late break, Camila Giorgi was able to get the first set. However, a break then a service game won white at the very last moment allowed Harriet Dart to come back up. At the very end of the last set, Camila Giorgi had three match points on the Briton’s serve but it was the latter, in the decisive game, who had the last word (5-7, 6-4, 7-6 in 2h34′).