Ben­cic ad­vances at Hoba In­ter­na­tional

The Myanmar Times - - Sport -

Belinda Ben­cic eased into the quar­ter­fi­nals at the WTA Tour’s Ho­bart In­ter­na­tional, beat­ing Aus­tralian wild card Zoe Hives 6-2, 6-4.

Hives pulled off an up­set when she beat Jo­hanna Lars­son to reach the se­cond round but couldn’t re­peat that form against a pol­ished Ben­cic, who set up a quar­ter­fi­nal against 18-yearold Ukrainian Dayana Yas­trem­ska.

Sev­enth-seeded Kirsten Flip­kens moved into the fi­nal eight with a 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-1 win over Slo­vakia’s Vik­to­ria Kuz­mova 6-7 (3) 6-4, 6-1. Ear­lier, Anna Karolina Sch­miedlova of Slo­vakia con­tin­ued her strong start to the new year, beat­ing eighth-seeded Ali­son Van Uyt­vanck.

She be­gan 2018 ranked 132 but broke back into the top 100 and fin­ished the year ranked 74. –

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