Flipkens marches on in Canada
Kirsten Flipkens followed up her victory over Bell Challenge top seed Dominika Cibulkova with a hard-fought second round win over Mirjana Lucic in Quebec on Thursday.
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Flipkens upset the world number 13 just 24 hours earlier and it seemed possible the 26-year-old was still feeling the effects when Lucic took the first set on a tie-break.
The Belgian was not to be denied, however, sending down 13 aces and booking her quarter-final place with a 6-7 (2/7) 6-2 6-4 triumph in two hours and 13 minutes.
She will next face Anna Tatishvili, who continued her recent good form with a comprehensive 6-2 6-3 victory over seventh seed Petra Martic.
Tatishvili reached the US Open fourth round in her last outing and has carried the momentum into this tournament, breaking her Croatian opponent on seven occasions to set up a comfortable success.
The remaining two Canadians in the competition were also knocked out, with Czech eighth seed Lucie Hradecka edging out wildcard Eugenie Bouchard 7-6 (7/2) 2-6 7-6 (7/4) while Aleksandra Wozniak, seeded fourth, pulled out of her match with Melanie Oudin of the United States, citing an injury to her right shoulder.
Meanwhile, Briton Heather Watson progressed to the doubles semi-finals.
Watson and Polish partner Alicja Rosolska beat Eugenie Bouchard and Irina Falconi 7-6 (7/4) 6-3.