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Harriet Dart reaches her first WTA quarterfinal in Nottingham after saving three game points |  Tennis News – NewsGroove Uk

Harriet Dart reaches her first WTA quarterfinal in Nottingham after saving three game points | Tennis News – NewsGroove Uk


Harriet Dart took her first WTA quarterfinal to the Nottingham Open.

Britain’s Harriet Dart saved three game points to reach her first WTA quarterfinal with a dramatic tie-break victory over Italy’s third session Camila Giorgi at the Rothesay Open.

On another rainy day in Nottingham, Dart returned to level of the field in a set, with the world number 26 equalizing before the game was suspended on Wednesday.

With a tense decisive remaining in service, the 25-year-old was close to exiting the race 40-0 in Game 10 but stepped in to eventually advance 5-7 6-4 7-6 (3) and win a personal historical moment. .

Dart beat Camila Giorgi 5-7 6-4 7-6.

Dart beat Camila Giorgi 5-7 6-4 7-6.

Her reward for an grueling victory, which lasted two hours and 34 minutes over two days, is the 16th round match against sixth-seeded American Alison Riske, who defeated 2019 champion Caroline Garcia 6-4 7 -5.

Earlier, British teammate Lily Miyazaki was defeated 6-2 7-6 (4) by Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia, while leader Maria Sakkari stayed on track for the title after returning from a set to beat Canadian Rebecca Marino 1-6. 6-3 6-3.

Liam Broady defeated Finland's Otto Virtanen to advance.

Liam Broady defeated Finland’s Otto Virtanen to advance.

In the men’s draw, British number five Liam Broady advanced to the quarterfinals, but compatriot Jay Clarke was disappointed.

Broady, ranked 144th in the world, recovered from the loss in the opening set to beat Finland’s Otto Virtanen 2-6 7-5 6-2, while Clarke lost 6-4 6-4 to third seed. Australian Jordan Thompson.

Raducanu on track to play Wimbledon

Raducanu had to retire to Nottingham, adding to a long list of injuries he suffered this year.

Raducanu had to retire to Nottingham, adding to a long list of injuries he suffered this year.

Emma Raducanu remains on track to play at Wimbledon later this month, but will miss next week’s Rothesay Classic in Birmingham.

The US Open champion was forced to retire against Viktorija Golubic at the Rothesay Open on Tuesday after just seven games due to a side injury.

Raducanu, making his first competitive appearance on home soil since his stunning triumph in New York, felt disturbed by the opening in Nottingham and could not complete the first round draw.

She had cast doubt on Britain’s No. 1 hopes of playing in the All England Club, but an analysis seems to have allayed those fears.

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