Baku, Azerbaijan (Sports Network) - Tunisian wild card Ons Jabeur stunned top
seed and defending champion Bojana Jovanovski in the second round of the Baku
Cup on Wednesday.
The 204th-ranked Jabeur converted 6-of-14 break-point chances in a 6-2, 7-5
victory over Jovanovski, who committed seven double faults.
Second-seeded Donna Vekic of Croatia and fourth-seeded Romanian Alexandra
Cadantu both reached the quarterfinals. Vekic had little trouble in a 6-1, 6-2
pasting of Ukrainian qualifier Tetyana Arefyeva, while Cadantu avoided a
second-round upset by battling back to beat Luxembourg's Mandy Minella, 5-7,
Chanelle Scheepers was one of four players to post first-round victories on
Day 3. The third-seeded South African rallied for a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over
Czech Andrea Hlavackova.
Other winners were Kazakhstan's Galina Voskoboeva and Ukrainians Elina
Svitolina and qualifier Kateryna Kozlova.
Voskoboeva knocked off sixth-seeded Polona Hercog of Slovenia, 7-6 (9-7), 4-6,
6-3, the seventh-seeded Svitolina overcame Serbian Aleksandra Krunic, 6-3,
4-6, 6-2, and Kozlova earned a 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 triumph over Greece's Eleni
This week's champion will receive a first prize of $40,000.
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