Quarterfinals are set in Eastbourne

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The final eight players have emerged from a field of 48 main draw entrants that started the 2015 AEGON International on Sunday and quarterfinals in Eastbourne have been set.

The day started out with excellent news for the local tennis fans as Johanna Konta continues her fairytale run in Eastbourne, having made the quarterfinals by beating Spain’s Garbine Muguruza.

Konta will move on to play Belinda Bencic, who got past Eugenie Bouchard in the third round. Not only did the Canadian miss out on winning two matches in row, Bouchard also had to retire halfway through the second set, leaving for Wimbledon in a rather unhappy state.

Speaking of unhappy players, Briton Heather Watson didn’t have the best day in the office on Wednesday either, as her Eastbourne campaign was abruptly stopped by Sloane Stephens. The American had no problems getting past the British youngster in straight sets, leaving Watson visibly upset about being rather helpless in front of her home crowd.

Perhaps the most noteworthy story of the week is Daria Gavrilova’s run. The young Australian had only made the main draw as a lucky-loser, replacing Petra Kvitova after failing to qualify for the event. Gavrilova has made the most of her second chance, making it all the way into the quarterfinals by beating Italy’s Sara Errani, setting her up for a quarterfinal against Sloane Stephens.

The other two quarterfinals on Friday include Caroline Wozniacki & Andrea Petkovic as well as Tsvetana Pironkova & Agnieszka Radwanska. Women’s Tennis Blog will of course be there to bring you all the action from Eastbourne.



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