Australian qualifier Storm Sanders’ run on the Thailand Open has ended after she was knocked out in straight units by prime seed Elina Svitolina.
Sanders put up a spirited problem from the outset however the world No.Four secured a 6-1 6-2 victory to ebook her place within the quarterfinals on Thursday.
“I used to be taking part in properly at present and I am very proud of the best way I used to be taking part in to start with as a result of she’s very powerful,” stated Svitolina, who arrange a last-eight conflict in opposition to eighth-seeded Nao Hibino.
“I needed to step up my recreation and I feel it was the important thing to the match.”
World No.319 Sanders’ superb latest run of kind noticed her beat Brit Heather Watson in Brisbane qualifying final month, however she was dealing with a top-10 participant for the primary time in her profession in Thailand.
And the 25-year-old Queenslander discovered Svitolina simply too scorching to deal with, dropping the match in 57 minutes because the Ukrainian reached her first quarterfinal of the season.
Chinese language 18-year-old Wang Xiyu continued her profitable week in Hua Hin by reaching her first WTA quarterfinal with a 6-Three 6-Four win over Austria’s Barbara Haas. She now faces Poland’s Magda Linette who defeated Peng Shuai 7-5 6-1.
Romania’s Patricia Maria Tig beat Xiaodi You 6-1 6-Three to safe a last-eight conflict with one other Chinese language opponent, Zheng Saisai.