Katerina Siniakova advances to quarterfinals at Tennis within the Land event

CLEVELAND — Olympic doubles champion Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic cruised into the quarterfinals at Tennis within the Land with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Nagi Hanatani of Japan on Wednesday.

The 53rd-ranked Siniakova surrendered solely 4 factors in her six service video games and restricted Hanatani to 14 whole factors within the 45-minute match. It was the primary scoreless sweep on the WTA 250 event, which was delayed by rain all through the day.

“All the things was stepping into and every thing was there for me,” Siniakova stated. “I used to be actually pleased with this one as a result of I did not know something about her, so I used to be trying her up on the web. I believed I performed very well.”

Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova grew to become the primary Czech doubles crew to win gold on the Olympics earlier this month in Tokyo. The three-time Grand Slam champions additionally gained the French Open this yr.

The 5-foot-9 Siniakova acquired a standing ovation from the followers at Jacobs Pavilion when launched as a gold medalist. She beat eighth-seeded Shelby Rogers within the first spherical and can face second-seeded Anett Kontaveit of Estonia within the quarterfinals.

“Probably the most particular a part of that is we are able to play once more in entrance of you guys,” Siniakova stated, waving to the gang. “It has been tough for some time [because of COVID-19 restrictions], however the ambiance is getting higher and higher at tournaments.”

Kontaveit, ranked twenty eighth, beat No. 61 Caroline Garcia of France 6-3, 6-3 within the spherical of 16, by no means permitting Garcia to achieve a break level.

“I used to be constant, I used to be courageous and I actually loved myself right now,” Kontaveit stated.

High-seeded Daria Kasatkina of Russia, sixth-seeded Magda Linette of Poland, seventh-seeded Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain, Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania and Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus additionally reached the quarterfinals.

Hanatani, No. 402, made her WTA debut on the event by successful her opener when Anna Blinkova retired after one sport.

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