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Libema Open defending champion Gilles Muller suffers shock defeat Hertogenbosch CoCo Vandeweghe advances quarterfinals

Defending champion Gilles Muller fell to a shock 6-Three, 7-5 defeat by Australian qualifier Matthew Ebden within the Libema Open second spherical Wednesday.

World No. 69 Ebden progressed to his second ATP World Tour quarterfinals and can face Marius Copil, who secured a 7-5, Four-6, 6-Four win over Japanese No. 7 seed Yuichi Sugita.

Frenchman Muller, positioned at 32nd within the ATP rankings, adopted his title win at Hertogenbosch final yr with a run to the Wimbledon quarterfinals.

Australian Bernard Tomic, a Wimbledon quarterfinalist in 2011, recorded his first win towards a top-50 participant since final June as he beat No. 6 seed Robin Haase 6-Three, 7-5 to advance to the final eight.

Tomic, ranked 181st on the planet, will face fourth seed Fernando Verdasco within the subsequent stage after the Spaniard ousted Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-Four, 6-1.

Gilles Muller was defending champion on the Libema Open. GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images

In the ladies’s draw, high seed CoCo Vandeweghe marched into the final eight with a 7-6 (Four), 6-Three win over Arantxa Rus within the second spherical.

American Vandeweghe, a quarterfinalist at Wimbledon final yr, is on target to win her third title at Hertogenbosch after a commanding efficiency wherein she hit 26 winners, together with 11 aces, to dismantle Rus’s problem in a bit over 90 minutes.

World No. 16 Vandeweghe will tackle the winner of the match between Alison Riske and qualifier Fanny Stollar within the final eight.

Russian Veronika Kudermetova, who shocked defending champion Anett Kontaveit within the first spherical, reached her first WTA quarterfinal after ousting Belinda Bencic 6-2, 2-6, 6-Three.

The 21-year-old will face Aleksandra Krunic within the final eight after the No. 7 seed eased to a 7-5, 6-2 win over Bibiane Schoofs.

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