Flipkens fights hard in Quebec
Tatishvili next for Belgian after beating seventh seed Martic
Last Updated: September 14, 2012 8:23am
Kirsten Flipkens: had recorded an impressive first-round victory over top seed Dominika Cibulkova
Kirsten Flipkens battled back from a set down to defeat Mirjana Lucic 6-7 (2/7) 6-2 6-4 in the second round of the WTA Bell Challenge.
The Belgian looked in danger of being knocked out in Quebec just 24 hours after recording an impressive first-round victory over top seed Dominika Cibulkova.
However Flipkens showed impressive fighting qualities to rally against Lucic, sending down 13 aces in a match that lasted two hours and 13 minutes.
She will next face Anna Tatishvili, who continued her recent good form with a comprehensive 6-2 6-3 victory over seventh seed Petra Martic.
Tatishvili reached the US Open fourth round in her last outing and has carried the momentum into this tournament, breaking her Croatian opponent on seven occasions to set up a comfortable success.
The remaining two Canadians in the competition were also knocked out, with Czech eighth seed Lucie Hradecka edging out wildcard Eugenie Bouchard 7-6 (7/2) 2-6 7-6 (7/4).
Aleksandra Wozniak, seeded fourth, pulled out of her match with Melanie Oudin of the United States, citing an injury to her right shoulder.