|Yulia Putintseva (photo by Daniel Ward)|
One former runner-up also remains in the draw. Qualifier Elena Vesnina, who was a finalist in 2011, defeated Lourdes Dominguez Lino today. Vesnina had a bit of luck in the second round when 2nd seed Belinda Bencic had a problem with her back, but the Russian's form has nevertheless been excellent all week.
Sloane Stephens, who had won only one match in several attempts in Charleston, advanced to the quarterfinals tonight with a straight-sets win over Daria Gavrilova. And Irina-Camelia Begu saved a match point against Monica Puig, then went on to defeat her 1-6, 6-2, 7-6.
|Laura Siegemund (photo by Daniel Ward)|
|Daria Kasatkina (photo by Daniel Ward)|
Kasatkina and her partner, Elena Vesnina, lost their quarterfinal doubles match to Caroline Garcia and Kiki Mladenovic. Siegmund, however--with partner Anna-Lena Groenefeld--won hers. The German team defeated Anabel Medina Garrigues (still playing!) and Arantxa Parra Santonja.
Here is the quarterfinal singles draw:
Angelique Kerber (1) vs. Irina-Camelia Begu
Daria Kasatkina (14) vs. Sloane Stephens (7)
Laura Siegemund vs. Elena Vesnina (Q)
Sara Errani (5) vs. Yulia Putintseva