The rain-affected schedule at the Western & Southern Open forced world No.1 Simona Halep, Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens to play two matches on Friday, as after winning their third-round encounters, they took the court for the quarterfinals, which Halep won by beating Lesia Tsurenko, while Bertens eliminated the fifth-seeded Svitolina in straight sets.
In two other quarterfinals, Aryna Sabalenka upset seed No.13 Madison Keys and eighth seed Petra Kvitova edged seed No.15 Elise Mertens.
Jimmie48‘s Friday’s gallery features both the third-round matches and the quarterfinals.
MORE CINCINNATI 2018 PHOTOS:
- Thursday: Halep completes rain-hit match against Tomljanovic + third-round action
- Wednesday: Defending champion Muguruza falls to Tsurenko in second round
- Tuesday: Kvitova overcomes Serena in second-round thriller
- Monday: Ostapenko falls to Cornet, Serena & Azarenka advance to second round
- Sunday: Goerges buys presents for children’s hospital, coaches talk to the media
- Saturday: First round of qualifying + Kerber, Kasatkina, Ostapenko, Sakkari warm up