Cincinnati Open: Johanna Konta, Thiem, Dimitrov reach quarter-finals

Cincinnati Open: Johanna Konta, Thiem, Dimitrov reach quarter-finals

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Johanna Konta during her victory again Dominika Cibulkova [Photo: Dailymail.co.uk]
  • 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

Dominika Cibulkova lost to Jo Konta [www.AmenRadio.net]
Dominika Cibulkova in her defeat against Konta at the Cincinnati open [Photo: Dailymail.co.uk]

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.

Simona Halep beats Anastasija [www.AmenRadio.net]
Simona Halep in action for her victory over Anastasija Sevastova on Thursday [Photo: Dailymail.co.uk]

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.

Dominic Thiem proceeds to the next round at the ATP [www.AmenRadio.net]
Dominic Thiem proceeds to the quarter finals at 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

Dimitrov wins Del Potro at the ATP 1000 event [www.AmenRadio.net]
Seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov got the better of Juan Martin del Potro at The ATP 1000 Event

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 progress to next round [www.AmenRadio.net]
John Isner progresses to the next round at the ATP 1000 Event
John Isner also booked his spot in the last 8 with a 7-6 (7-4) 7-5 victory against fellow American Frances Tiafoe.

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