Ika Sviatek eased into the Bad Homburg Open quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Jill Teichmann on Wednesday in Wimbledon practice.
The French Open champion earned his first break point in the cross-court match to take the first set 3-2 in 1 hour, 19 minutes.
Svidek saved three break points in his opening service game and did not face another until the final service game of the match. She saved all five break points she faced, saving four of her five chances against the 129th-ranked Swiss.
„Every year it’s getting easier to transition my clay-court style to more of a grass-court style,” said Switek, who is coached by Poland’s Tomasz Wiktorowski. „I think it comes with experience. I have a coach who knows how to train great players on grass like Aka Radwanska, so I’m very positive about my future on grass.
Svidek will next play Russian Anna Blingova, who defeated 20-year-old Canadian Leila Fernandez 7-5, 6-2 in her last second-round match.
Earlier, Katerina Siniakova beat Evgenia Rodina 6-2, 6-4 in her first quarter-final appearance since the Miami Open on March 21 after returning from a wrist injury that left her out for two months.
Siniakova next plays second seed Lyudmila Samsonova.
Lucia Bronzetti advanced to her first quarter-final with a 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3 win over fourth seed Mayer Sherif of Egypt. The 65th-ranked Italian will face France’s Varvara Gracheva.
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