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Patna : Fourth seed Elina Svitolina, 26, Ukraine, 9th seed Garbine Muruguza, 26, Spain, winner of two Grand Slam titles Svetlana Kuznetsova, 35, Russia, and Yulia Putintseva, 25, Kazakhstan, entered the Round of 16 at Italian Open 2020 at Foro Italico, Rome, Italy, on September 17, 2020.

Svitolina beat unseeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 29, Russia, 6-3, 7-6 in 2nd round. Svitolina won 53 points to 36 by Pavlyuchenkova in the match. Svitolina won 4 break points to 3 by the Russian. Both the players won three games each in a row. Svitolina served 4 Aces in the match to 1 by the Russian. Svitolina will face Svetlana Kuznetsova in Round of 16 on September 18, 2020.

Kuznetsova, who had won US Open singles titleĀ  in 2004 and French Open title in 2009, upset 14th seed Anett Kontaveit, 24, Estonia, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in 2nd round on September 17, 2020. Kuznetsova fired 8 Aces in the match to 4 by Kontaveit. The Russian won 6 break points to 4 by Kontaveit. Kuznetsova won 121 points in the match to 113 by Kontaveit, who had reached Round of 16 at US Open recently.

Garbine Muguruza, the Australian Open finalist in 2020, beat Cori Coco Gauff, 16, USA, in a three-set thriller 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 on September 17 to reach Round of 16. Both the players won 5 break points each in the match. Muguruza, who had won French Open singles title in 2016 and Wimbledon title in 2017, fired 6 Aces in the match to 4 by Gauff. The American committed 15 double faults to 9 by Muguruza. The Spainiard won 104 points to 100 by Gauff, who had reached 4th Round of Australian Open this year. Both the players won 4 games each in a row.

Putintseva upset 8th seed Petra Martic, 29, Croatia, 6-3, 6-7, 6-4 to enter Round of 16. Putintseva won 8 break points in the match to 6 by Martic. Both the players won 5 games each a in a row. Putintseva won 110 points to 106 by Martic. Putintseva will face 10th seed Elena Rybakina, 21, Kazakhstan, in Round of 16 on September 18.