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Patna : World No 4 Karolina Plisova, 29, Czech Republic; World No 18 Maria Sakkari, 26, Greece; and World No 150 Emma Raducanu, 18, UK, reached the women’ssingle quarter-finals at US Open, New York, on September 7, 2021, early morning.
Karolina Pliskova, the 4th seed, beat 14th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 30, Russia, in straight sets 7-6, 6-4 in Round of 16. Karolina won 4 break points in the match to 2 by the Russian, The Czech fired 6 Aces during the match 4 by Pavlyuchenkova. Bothe players committed 5 double faults each during the match. Both of them also won 2 games each in the match.
Maria Sakkari, the 17th seed, upset 6th Bianca Andreescu, 21, Canada, a former US Open champion, in a three-set thriller 6-7, 7-7, 6-3 in Round of 16. Sakkari fired 8 Aces during the match to 7 by the Canadian. Sakkari, howevr, also committed 9 double faults during the match to 1 by World No 7 Bianca. The Greek won 6 break points during the match to 4 by the Canadian. She also won 4 games in a row in the match to 3 by Bianca.
Qualifier Raducanu brushed aside World N0 43 Shelby Rogers, 28, USA, 6-2, 6-1 in Round of 16. Raducanu won 5 break points in the match to 1 by Rogers, who had stunned World No 1 Ashleugh Barty, 25, Australia, in 3rd round. Raducanu won 11 games in a row during the match to 2 by Rogers.