WTA Eastbourne – The Swiss duel at the lawn tournament in Eastbourne surprisingly goes to Viktorija Golubic: the 28-year-old from Zurich won the round of 16 against 6 seed Belinda Bencic 6: 4, 6: 4.
Golubic (WTA 72), otherwise not known as the Queen of the Serve, had to give up her serve only once – meanwhile in a 1:3 loss in the second set. However, the qualifiers immediately got a break and overturned the sentence with four games in a row. After more than an hour and a half, he used his first match ball.
In the quarter-finals – his third this year after qualifying finals in Lyon and Monterey – Golubic meets Estonian Annette Kontaveit. She still has a bill open with the world number 27. A good three weeks earlier, she lost to Kontaveit at the French Open after missing a match point. In general, she never won against an Eastern European in five tries – but was the same before against Bencic.
Eastern Swiss celebrated their first WTA title in Eastbourne six years ago. After reaching the final in Berlin last week, he must be satisfied with the size of his lawn despite the defeat.
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