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Clara Tauson pulls upset to reach Charleston quarterfinals

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Denmark’s Clara Tauson defeated sixth-seeded Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia in straight sets Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the MUSC Health Women’s Open in Charleston, S.C.

Tauson, ranked No. 101 on the WTA Tour, broke Tomljanovic’s serve four times while winning 6-1, 6-4. Tauson’s next opponent will be the winner of Thursday’s match between Christina McHale of the United States and Maria Camila Osorio Serrano of Colombia.

Also losing on Wednesday was seventh-seeded Lauren Davis of the U.S., who was beaten 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 by Danka Kovinic of Montenegro. Kovinic will play third-seeded Shelby Rogers of the U.S. on Friday.

Rogers needed just over an hour to defeat fellow American Clair Liu on Wednesday, 6-2, 6-2.

Also moving to the quarterfinals on Wednesday was Nao Hibino of Japan, a 6-4, 6-3 winner over the United States’ Francesca Di Lorenzo. Hibino next will play the winner of Thursday’s match between top-seeded Ons Jabeur of Tunisia and Alycia Parks of the U.S.

–Field Level Media

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