Buzarnescu damaged ligaments in fall at women's Rogers Cup

Ruben Hill
August 12, 2018

From Kiev in the middle of the second set, refused to continue the fight. Konta, 27, had earlier beaten two-time champion Victoria Azarenka in a match that was halted by rain on Wednesday.

In the second round of "Rogers Cup" Elina tried to take revenge from Michaela buzarnescu the recent defeat at Roland Garros and Birmingham.

Konta was 6-3 3-0 ahead when play was suspended until 11am (4pm BST) on Thursday, raising the prospect of a third round clash with world number five Elina Svitolina the same day if Azarenka yields.

A place in the Coupe Rogers semi-final, Svitolina will play with the victor of the confrontation between the Belgian Elise Mertens and best paired Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) - Arina Sobolenko (Belarus).

It was the fourth win of us meeting face to face confrontations with the British.

Australian 15th seed Ashleigh Barty also made the quarter-finals by seeing off Alize Cornet of France 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 and now faces former Kiki Bertens who ended former Wimbledon victor Petra Kvitova's hopes with a straightforward 6-3 6-2 win. Svitolina had reached the third round when her Romanian opponent Mihaela Buzarnescu retired from their match on Tuesday with the score 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 4-3.

The Ukranian needed just one break of serve to seal the first set, and surrendered just three points on her first serve.

Her next opponent will be number six seed Caroline Garcia, who overcame Maria Sharapova 6-3 6-2.

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