WTA Portugal Open: Top seed Carla Suarez Navarro beats Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-0 6-0

Last Updated: 30/04/14 8:25pm

  • Share:
Carla Suarez Navarro: Enjoyed a comprehensive second round win

Carla Suarez Navarro: Enjoyed a comprehensive second round win

Sky Bet

Top seed Carla Suarez Navarro breezed into the third round of the Portugal Open as she inflicted a 6-0 6-0 defeat on Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.

Spaniard Suarez Navarro needed just 57 minutes to seal victory over her Czech opponent and has now dropped just three games in her opening two matches in Oeiras.

Second seed Eugenie Bouchard reached her second career European clay quarter-final as she overcame Yaroslava Shvedova 6-4 6-2.

The 20-year-old - who reached the Australian Open semi-finals earlier in the season - found herself trailing 4-2 early on, but then reeled off four games to take the opening set, the last comprising seven deuces.

But having struggled in the first, Bouchard always had the upper hand in the second and eventually completed victory in just under an hour and a half to advance.

"I just tried to stay positive and get through it," Bouchard said of her performance in the first set. "I began playing more steady in the second set, it's important to control the points against her big shots.

"She can hit really big balls and we were fighting a lot today."#

Vinci on song

Italian fourth seed Roberta Vinci was in excellent form as she thrashed 2009 winner Yanina Wickmayer 6-0 6-2.

Vinci won the opening ten games of the contest to take complete control and ultimately cruised to a sixth straight victory over her Belgian opponent.

"I played a great first game today," said the winner. "The match score might have looked easy but it was tough on court.

"We had difficult conditions with the wind, but I played well. I was focused and she was making a lot of errors.

Swiss qualifier Timea Bacsinszky, ranked 165th, continued her fine form with a 7-5 6-0 defeat of Tunisian Ons Jabeur - Bacsinszky having seen off Sam Stosur in the first round.

Eighth seed Elena Vesnina needed three sets to get past Serbia's Bojana Jovanovski, coming through 5-7 7-5 7-6 (9-7), while seventh seed Svetlana Kuznetsova was also pushed all the way before defeating Spain's Maria Teresa Torro 5-7 6-4 6-1.

The day did see one surprise result as fifth seed Kaia Kanepi was sent packing, the Estonian losing 6-4 7-5 to Irina Begu of Romania.

  • Share:

Related

WTA Portugal Open 2014

Carla Suarez Navarro: Finally won a WTA title on her sixth attempt

Navarro ends wait for title

Carla Suarez Navarro clinched her maiden WTA title with a 6-4 3-6 6-4 win over Svetlana Kuznetsova at the Portugal Open.

Carla Suarez Navarro: Progressed to her third straight Portugal Open final

Suarez Navarro makes final

Top seed Carla Suarez Navarro hopes it will be third time lucky after reaching the final at the WTA Portugal Open.

Svetlana Kuznetsova: The Russian has found some form of late, making the quarters in Stuttgart

Kuznetsova moves into semis

Svetlana Kuznetsova upset second seed Eugenie Bouchard to reach her first semi-final of the year at the Portugal Open.

Most Popular

Features

What we learned

What we learned

Alex Williams looks back on the US Open and attempts to draw some conclusions from a dramatic event.

YouTube top five

YouTube top five

Falcao goals, big rugby hits, a hole-in-one and Soccer AM genius... here's what you've been watching.

Sportswomen Podcast

Sportswomen Podcast

Download this week's edition of Sky Sports News HQ's Sportswomen show with guest Heather Knight.