Thursday, April 6, 2023

Jabeur moves on in Charleston

Ons Jabeur (photo by Daniel Ward)

2022 finalist Ons Jabeur had to come from a break down in both of her sets against Caroline Dolehide, but she defeated Dolehide 6-3, 7-5 to advance to the Credit One Charleston Open quarterfinals. The 2nd seed will next face Anna Kalinskaya, who upset 6th seed Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 7-6.

Also winning was 7th seed Ekaterina Alexandrova, who defeated Julia Grabher 6-4, 6-2.

Anna Kalinskaya (photo by Daniel Ward)

In the meantime, 12th seed Paula Badosa continued her winning ways, defeating the talent upstart Diana Shnaider, 6-1, 6-3. Badosa, who hit five aces, had a first serve win percentage of 83. At one point in the second set, the players engaged in a 27-shot rally, which ended when Badosa executed a perfect drop shot.

Paula Badosa (photo by Daniel Ward)
What a way to end a 27-shot rally 🥵@paulabadosa goes on to defeat Shnaider 6-1, 6-3 to reach the #CharlestonOpen quarterfinals!

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