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WTA roundup: Anna Blinkova upends Marie Bouzkova in Hobart

Aug 27, 2019; Flushing, NY, USA; Anna Blinkova of Russia hits to Naomi Osaka of Japan in the first round on day two of the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Russia’s Anna Blinkova recorded a 7-5, 6-4 win over top-seeded Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic in a second-round match Wednesday at the Hobart International in Australia.

Blinkova benefited from four aces and overcame six double faults to secure the victory in 1 hour, 41 minutes.

Fifth-seeded Anhelina Kalinina of Ukraine overcame a first-set scare to post a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over Germany’s Tatjana Maria.

Also, eighth-seeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan breezed to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Spain’s Nuria Parrizas-Diaz.

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No. 4 seed Caroline Garcia of France outlasted qualifier Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 victory in a second-round match in Australia.

Fifth-seeded Daria Kasatkina of Russia had an easier time of it in the WTA 500 event with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic.

Sixth-seeded Veronika Kudermetova of Russia and 12th-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova won their respective matches in a walkover.

Eighth-seeded Belinda Bencic of Switzerland, ninth-seeded Paula Badosa of Spain, 10th seeded Danielle Collins and 11th-seeded Beatriz Haddad Maia of Brazil each recorded straight-set victories to advance in the tournament.

–Field Level Media