Luxembourg (AP) - Julia G?rges is the third German tennis player after Laura Siegemund and Antonia Lottner moved into the quarterfinals of the WTA tournament in Luxembourg.
The 30-year-old from Bad Oldesloe defeated in a hard fight in 2:11 hours the Romanian Sorana-Mihaela Cirstea, which ranks 50 places behind her in the world rankings, with 4: 6, 6: 4, 6: 4. In the quarterfinals now Olympic champion Monica Puig from Puerto Rico is her opponent.
The future ZDF presenter Andrea Petkovic had previously left their Stuttgart competitor Antonia Lottner the entry into the quarterfinals. Petkovic gave up after a 1: 6 lost first set because of a left knee injury. Previously, Lottner had already turned off Tamara Korumpsch in round one. She will now face Latvian Jelena Ostapenko in the round of the last eight. The day before, the ZDF had announced that Andrea Petkovic will be working as a presenter alongside Rudi Cerne and Norbert K?nig in the ZDF "Sportreportage" team starting in December.
On Thursday, at the $ 250,000 tournament in Luxembourg, Tatjana Maria lost her knockout round of sixteen. She lost to Russian Anna Blinkova 0: 6, 1: 6.
In addition to G?rges and Lottner, Laura Siegemund will also be represented as a German in the quarter-finals. The 31-year-old from Metzingen now meets Elena Rybakina from Kazakhstan.
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