The Greek, Maria Sakkari, prevailed 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 after 2 hours and 19 minutes.
Sakkari started from the 2nd round of the Cincinnati tournament, as she had a bye in the 1st round, and managed, with an upset, to overcome the obstacle of Sorana Cirstea and qualify to the last 16.
The 28-year-old Greek tennis player returned to winning ways after her early elimination from Montreal last week, winning 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 after 2 hours and 19 minutes.
Sakkari’s next opponent will be either Petra Martic or Karolina Muchova.
The Romanian tennis player, Sorana Cirstea, was superior in the first set against Sakkari, taking the first 4 games, to win it 6-2. In the 2nd set Sakkari led 4-0, but Cirstea reduced it to 4-3. With a new break, Sakkari made it 5-3 and then took the set 6-3 for 1-1. In the 3rd set, Sakkari fought, but in the 11th game she managed to find the break, taking a 6-5 lead, to close the match a little later with 7-5.