Former French Open semifinalist Nadia Podoroska pulled off a comeback late within the deciding set tiebreak to oust fourth seed Tatjana Maria 3-6, 6-2, 7-6(6) in second-round motion on the Chennai Open.
The 25-year-old Argentine began the match on the again foot as Wimbledon semifinalist Maria rapidly constructed a 5-0 lead. Podoroska pulled one break again however Maria held her subsequent service sport to win the set 6-3.
That little run was sufficient to present Podoroska some confidence heading into the second set, as she instructed the press after the match, which she gained 6-2.
The ultimate set went all the way down to the wire with each gamers holding their serve to take the match right into a tiebreaker. Maria constructed a 5-1 lead in it, however Podoroska fought again as soon as once more to win seven of the final eight factors and full the win in 2 hours and 46 minutes.
Podoroska, who took a 10-month break after the 2021 US Open to get better from a number of accidents, will meet former Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard in Friday’s quarterfinals.
In the meantime, No.2 seed Varvara Gracheva and No.3 seed Magda Linette scored straight-set wins to additionally transfer into the final eight. Gracheva defeated Canada’s Carol Zhao 6-1, 7-5 whereas Linette scored a 6-2, 6-0 win over Oksana Selekhmeteva. Gracheva will face Czech teenager Linda Fruhvirtova subsequent whereas Linette will sq. off towards Mo.7 seed Rebecca Marino.
Chennai R2 highlights: Swan d. Gasanova | L.Fruhvirtova d. Peterson | Bouchard d. Thandi
Briton Katie Swan additionally superior to the primary Hologic WTA Tour quarterfinal of her profession with a hard-fought straight-sets win over Anastasia Gasanova 7-6(5), 6-2 which lasted two hours and 25 minutes.
In doubles, the Indian duo of Karman Thandi and Rutuja Bhosale have been defeated 6-0, 6-3 by the top-seeded pair of Gabriela Dabrowski and Luisa Stefani, whereas the unseeded duo of Bouchard and Yanina Wickmayer superior 5-7, 6-3, [12-10] over Gasanova and Selekhmeteva.