Prague Open: Marie Bouzkova and Oksana Selekhmetova play an entertaining last-eight encounter.

On Wednesday, Prague Open eighth seed Marie Bouzkova advanced to the quarterfinals. The Czech, who is rated 64th, defeated qualifier Dominika Salkova 6-1, 6-2 in 71 minutes.

Bouzkova prevailed in 66 percent of her second-serve points and 61% of her first-serve points. On Salkova’s second serve, she also won 65% of the points on return. In addition, Bouzkova converted six of the ten break points she had on Salkova’s serve while saving six of the seven break points she faced. She triumphed overall, scoring 66 points to Salkova’s 40.

Oksana Selekhmetova outlasts Chloe Paquet at the Prague Open.

Bouzkova will face Oksana Selekmetova in the quarterfinals. The young woman maintained her strong play in the Czech capital, defeating Chloe Paquet 6-4, 1-6, 6-3.

There were 15 break points in the match, with nine on Paquet’s serve and six on Selekhmetova’s serve. There were a total of 14 service breaks throughout the match, seven on each of Selekhmetova’s and Paquet’s serves. Paquet had 81 points at the end of the game, while Selekhmetova had 79.

In one hour and 17 minutes, Magda Linette defeated Viktoriya Tomova in the second round by scores of 6-3 and 6-3. In comparison to her opponent, the Pole outscored her on both of her first and second serves by a significant margin. In comparison to the Bulgarian’s 59 percent and 50 percent, she won 76 percent of her first-serve points and 71 percent of her second-serve points. Additionally, she didn’t encounter a single break point and made three breaks on the other player’s serve.

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Linette will have to defeat Qiang Wang to advance to the Prague Open semifinals. In the round of 16, Wang defeated Dalila Jakupovic 6-3, 6-1 in 64 minutes. In the course of the match, the Chinese player broke Jakupovic six times while losing her serve twice. She earned 57 points overall, 24 more than the Slovenian’s 33.

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Prague Open: Marie Bouzkova and Oksana Selekhmetova play an entertaining last-eight encounter.
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