Anett Kontaveit advanced to the quarterfinals of the Hamburg European Open on Wednesday after winning her second round match. The tournament favorite from Estonia beat Rebecca Peterson in 91 minutes, 6-3, 6-2. In terms of service points, Kontaveit won 69% of those she served on her first try and 50% on her second try.
In addition, she was successful in winning the point on return on Peterson’s second serve 59% of the time. With six break points on the Swede’s serve, the 26-year-old saved four and won three. For the right to advance to the semi-finals, Kontaveit must beat eighth-seeded Andrea Petkovic.
On Tuesday, the German entered the living quarters.
Bernarda Pera wins the European Open in Hamburg, extending her winning streak to four.
But the two players who made it to the finals of the Hungarian Grand Prix last week in Budapest had very different outcomes.
Last week’s champion, Bernarda Pera, defeated Joanne Zuger 6-1, 6-1 to defend her title. The American won 78% of her first-serve points and had 7 aces during the match. In addition to fending off all four of her opponent’s break points, she won five of eight on the Swiss qualifier’s serve.
Aliaksandra Sasnovich, the number four seed, defeated Aleksandra Krunic, the number one seed who had lost to Pera the week before. Sasnovich beat the Serbian 6-3, 6-2 after an hour and 28 minutes of play. Sasnovich took six breaks on Krunic’s serve and won 67 percent of the points on her first serve.
When it was her turn, she gave up her serve twice. Pera, the last player in the bottom half of the draw, will face Katerina Siniakova in the quarterfinals. Sasnovich faces Maryna Zanevska, the number seven seed. In an hour and 31 minutes, the Belgian defeated Alexandra Cadantu-Ignatik of Romania 6-4, 6-1.
Finally, Anastasia Potapova advanced to the quarterfinals of the Hamburg European Open. Potapova won her round of 16 match against Maria Carle of Argentina 6-1, 6-4 in one hour and twenty-four minutes. Next up for Potapova is a match against Barbora Krejcikova.