Magdalena Rybarikova’s Wimbledon preparations suffered a blow because the Slovakian was ousted by unseeded German Mona Barthel within the second spherical of the Nature Valley Open in Nottingham on Wednesday.
Rybarikova, 29, a semifinalist at Wimbledon final 12 months, fell to a shock 6-Three, 6-1, 7-5 defeat by Barthel, who will face both defending champion Donna Vekic or Vera Lapko within the quarterfinals.
No. Three seed Naomi Osaka recorded a dominant 6-Three, 6-2 win over Czech Republic’s Denisa Allertova in simply over an hour to achieve her first WTA quarterfinal on grass, the place she’s going to tackle rising Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu.
Buzarnescu had her greatest Grand Slam run on the French Open, the place she reached the final 16, and continued her good type by beating Irina Falconi 6-Three, 5-7, 6-Three within the second spherical.
Dalila Jakupovic strolled to a 6-Four, 6-Three win over Magdalena Frech to e book a quarterfinal berth in opposition to the winner of the all-British showdown between Johanna Konta and Heather Watson, which will likely be performed Thursday.
Australian prime seed Ashleigh Barty may even be in motion Thursday as she battles for a quarterfinal place in opposition to China’s Yin Duan.