- Jo conta earned a 6-3 6-3 victory overDominika Cibulkova on thursday
- Halep reached the Cincinnati quarters for the fifth straight year with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Anastasija Sevastova
- Dimitrov got the better of Juan Martin del Potro with a 6-3 7-5 victory.
- Rafael Nadal failed to take to the court with Tournament cancelled due to bad weather
Britain’s Johanna Konta has booked a placed in the Cincinnati Open quarter finals after a set set victory over Dominika Cibulkova
The Seventh Seeded Konta , 26, eventually won a match that was more of a hard-hitting contest than expected with a 6-3 6-4 victory over the slovakian on thursday night
Konta took the first set with two breaks of serve to one and looked to have the match well under control when she broke at the start of the second set.
However, Cibulkova refused to submit and the eleventh seed broke Konta twice and forced three further break points before Konta eventually advanced.
Konta will now have a rematch againt Simona Halep in the quarter-finals. Konta won Halep in the same quarter final stage at Wimbledon earlier this year.
Meanwhile, Halep reached the Cincinnati quarters for the fifth straight year with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Anastasija Sevastova on Thursday and she can take over the number 1 spot from Karolina Pliskova by winning the title, which the Czech won last year.
Sixth seed Caroline Wozniacki stopped the impressive run of Australian Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-2 to reach the tournament’s quarter-finals for the fourth time.
Furthermore, in the Men’s category, 3rd seed Dominic Thiem beat the rain to overcome in-form Adrian Mannarino to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP 1000 event.
Seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov got the better of Juan Martin del Potro in windy and humid weather to reach the last eight at an ATP 1000 event for the eighth time with a 6-3 7-5 victory.
Dimitrov will face Japan’s Yuichi Sugita innthe quarter finals, Yuichi defeated Karen Khachanov 6-7 (0-7) 6-3 6-3 on his way to the last 8
Top seed and imminent world number one Rafael Nadal failed to take to the court, with tournament officials eventually cancelling play approaching midnight in Cincinnati due to bad weather condition
Australian Nick Kyrgios was trailing Ivo Karlovic 4-3 in the opening set when the rain set in, with the winner of that match set to face either Nadal or Albert Ramos-Vinolas on today friday.
John Isner also booked his spot in the last 8 with a 7-6 (7-4) 7-5 victory against fellow American Frances Tiafoe.