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Birmingham: Mladenovic eliminated by Potapova

Kristina Mladenovic was eliminated in the round of 16 of the Birmingham tournament by Anastasia Potapova, who was less well ranked.

Victorious over her compatriot Fiona Ferro on Wednesday after a fight in three sets, Kristina Mladenovic fell in the round of 16 this Thursday in Birmingham. The Frenchwoman, 59th in the world, lost 6-3, 6-3 in 1h12 against Anastasia Potapova, 82nd. The Russian started the match very well by breaking from the start, then she saved three 4-4 balls before signing a new break, white, at 5-3 to pocket the first set.

In the second, Potapova quickly escaped, leading 5-0, and Mladenovic erased a late break, but not two, and therefore lost. “Kiki” will now go to play in the qualifications of the Eastbourne tournament, while his opponent will challenge Ons Jabeur for a place in the last four. The Tunisian, seeded No. 2, defeated young Canadian Laylah Fernandez in three sets and 2:06 hours of play: 6-4, 3-6, 7-6.

Like Potapova, Jabeur got off to a great start, leading 3-0, then winning the first set. But Fernandez tied a set everywhere by breaking 2-1. In the third, Jabeur led 2-0, then her opponent equalized at 2-2, and it was all decided in the tie-break, where the Tunisian made her experience speak by winning 7-3.

BIRMINGHAM (Great Britain, WTA 250, grass, 194,268 €)
Title holder (2019): Ashleigh Barty (AUS)

2nd round
Vandeweghe (USA, Q) bat Tomljanovic (AUS): 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Bouzkova (RTC, n°8) bat Garcia (FRA) : 6-3, 6-0
Kasatkina (RUS, n ° 4) – Kostyuk (UKR)
Martincova (RTC, Q) – Ostapenko (LET, n°5)

Watson (GBR) bat Zhang (CHN, n°6) : 5-2 abandon
Vekic (CRO, n°3) bat Giorgi (ITA): 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Potapova (RUS) bat Mladenovic (FRA) : 6-3, 6-3
Jabeur (TUN, n ° 2) bat Fernandez (CAN) : 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (3)

1st round
Tomljanovic (AUS) bat Mertens (BEL, n ° 1): 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4)
Vandeweghe (USA, Q) bat Kr.Pliskova (RTC): 6-4, 7-6 (1)
Garcia (FRA) bat Dart (GBR, WC) : 7-5, 4-6, 6-4
Bouzkova (RTC, n°8) bat Hsieh (TPE) : 3-6, 6-1, 6-2

Kasatkina (RUS, n ° 4) bat Herzog (SLO): 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
Kostyuk (UKR) bat Brengle (USA): 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
Martincova (RTC, Q) bat Stosur (AUS, WC): 6-3, 6-4
Ostapenko (LET, n°5) bat Davis (USA): 6-4, 6-1

Zhang (CHN, n°6) bat Diatchenko (RUS, Q) : 6-2, 7-5
Watson (GBR) bat Golubic (SUI) : 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Giorgi (ITA) bat Gatto-Monticone (ITA, Q): 6-3, 6-0
Vekic (CRO, n°3) bat Jones (GBR, WC) : 6-1, 6-3

Mladenovic (FRA) bat Ferro (FRA, n ° 7) : 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Potapova (RUS) bat Stojanovic (SER): 5-7, 7-6 (8), 6-4
Fernandez (CAN) bat Wang (CHN, Q): 7-5, 6-3
Jabeur (TUN, n ° 2) bat McNally (USA) : 6-4, 6-2

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