LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – American teenager Coco Gauff’s Wimbledon preparations suffered a blip as she bowed out of the Eastbourne match on Wednesday, dropping to Latvian Anastasija Sevastova 4-6 7-5 6-2.
Third seed Bianca Andreescu additionally went out on the Devonshire Park grass however prime seed Aryana Sabalenka had no hassle in beating American Alison Riske 6-1 6-4.
The 17-year-old Gauff got here again after dropping the opening eight video games the earlier night in opposition to seventh seed Elise Mertens, however this time she succumbed after main by a set and 5-2. Sevastova, a fortunate loser from qualifying, cruised via the deciding set as Gauff’s serve went off the boil at 2-2.
Sevastova will subsequent face Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina who knocked out Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina in straight units.
World quantity 23 Gauff reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final on the French Open this month and can head to Wimbledon the place she took the match by storm in 2019, beating former champion Venus Williams en path to the fourth spherical.
Former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko confirmed indicators of coming again to her greatest type as she knocked out Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur, winner of final week’s WTA occasion in Birmingham.
Ostapenko, who’s taking part in doubles at Eastbourne with Gauff, gained 5-7 6-4 6-3. Qualifier Camila Giorgi reached the third spherical after beating American Shelby Rogers.
Candian Andreescu, the previous U.S. Open champion, was no match for Estonian Anett Kontaveit, dropping 6-3 6-3.
Reporting by Martyn Herman;
Enhancing by Andrew Cawthorne
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