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Tennis, WTA – Italian Open 2024: Zheng defeats Osaka


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Osaka, who is now coached by Wim Fissette, who was earlier coaching Zheng but left the Chinese player last year to work with the Japanese player for a second time in their careers.

Zheng, ranked No 7, will play the winner of the match between American Coco Gauff, the No 3 seed, and Spaniard Paula Badosa next.

The 21-year-old Chinese won against American Shelby Rogers (6-2, 6-0) and No 29 seed Linda Noskova (3-6, 6-1, 6-2) earlier in the week.

In the previous rounds of the tournament, Osaka, ranked No 173, beat Frenchwoman Clara Burel (7-6 (2), 6-1), Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk, the No 19 seed (6-3, 6-2) and Russian Daria Kasatkina, the No 10 seed (6-3, 6-3).

Roma WTA 1000, other round of 16 results (Foro Italico, clay, USD 5,509,771):

  • Elina Svitolina vs. Aryna Sabalenka
  • Maria Sakkari vs. Victoria Azarenka
  • Danielle Collins vs. Irina-Camelia Begu
  • Iga Swiatek vs. Angelique Kerber
  • Rebecca Sramkova vs. Jelena Ostapenko
  • Coco Gauff vs. Paula Badosa
  • Madison Keys vs. Sorana Cirstea

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