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Patna : In a Round of 16 match between reigning French Open Champion Barbora Krejcikova, 25, Czech Republic, the 8th seed, and 2016 French Open champion Garbine Muguruza, 27, Spain, the former defeated the latter in straight sets to reach women’s singles quarter-finals of U S Open at New York, USA, on September 6, 2021, morning. Krejcikova beat Muguruza, also the 2017 Wimbledon champion, 6-3, 7-6, in Round of 16.
Krejcikova won 4 break points in the match to 3 by Muguruza. Krejcikoca also won the tiebreak. The Czech won 7 games in a row during the match to 5 by the Spaniard. Krejcikova fired 10 Aces during the match to 3 by Muguruza. The Czech, in all, won 81 points during the match to 65 points by the Spaniard. Krejcikoca will face 2nd seed Aryna Sabalenka, 23, Belarus, in QF on September 7, 2021.
World No 2 Sabalenka beat 15th seed Elise Mertens, 25, Belgium, in straight sets in Round of 16 to reach QFs. Sabalenka beat Mertens 6-4, 6-1. The Belarusian won 4 break points during the match to 1 by Mertens. The World No 2 also won 5 games in a row to 2 by the Belgian. Merten though fired 6 Aces during the match to 2 by Sabalenka. The Belarusian committed 10 double faults in the match to 1 by the Belgian.
World No 73 Leylah Annie Fernandez, 19, Canada, stunned 16th seed Angelique Kerber, 33, Germany, the winner of three Grand Slam singles titles, in a three-set thriller in Round of 16 to women’s singles quarter-finals on September 6, 2021, morning. Leylah beat World No 17 Kerber 4-6, 7-6, 6-2 on Louis Armstrong Stadium in Round of 16. Leylah won 5 break points during the match to 4 bt the German. The Canadian won 5 games in a row in the match to 4 by Kerber. Leylah won 102 points during the match to 91 points by the German. The Canadian will face 5th seed Elina Svitolina, 26, Ukraine, in QFs.
World No 5 Svitolina beat 12th seed Simona Halep, 29, Romania, winner of two Grand Slam singles titles, 6-3, 6-3 in Round of 16 on September 5, 2021, late night, to move into the QFs. Svitolina won 5 break points during the match to 2 by the Romanian. She also 4 games in a row to 2 by World No 13 Simona. Svitolina, in all, won 66 points during the match to 51 by Simona.