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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 13.12.2018, 22:34

Sevastova reaches China Open quarterfinals

BC, Riga, 05.10.2018.Print version

Anastasija Sevastova on Friday reached the quarterfinals at the China Open and, as a result, she will reclaim the title of Latvia's highest-ranked tennis player from Alona Ostapenko when the new WTA rankings are released next week, reported LETA/BNS.


In today's match, Sevastova defeated Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 6-3, 7-6 (7:5).


Sevastova is currently ranked 20th in the WTA rankings, while Cibulkova is ranked 30th. 


Sevastova has earned 390 WTA ranking points for reaching the China Open quarterfinals and will next week reclaim the title of Latvia's highest-ranking tennis player from Ostapenko, who passed Sevastova in the WTA rankings last year.


In the semifinals, Sevastova will play Japan's Naomi Osaka (ranked sixth in WTA rankings).

Last year, Sevastova was defeated in the first round of the China Open.





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