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26 August 2021, 09:41

Ivashka eases past Struff to reach Winston-Salem Open quarterfinal

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MINSK, 26 August (BelTA) – Belarus' world number 63 Ilya Ivashka has advanced into the 2021 Winston-Salem Open quarterfinal, BelTA has learned.

The Belarusian eased past Jan Lennard Struff of Germany (World No. 52) – 6-2, 6-1 in the third-round match that lasted 1 hour 2 minutes.

Ilya Ivashka will next take on Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain (World No. 12). In the first-round match Ilya Ivashka saw off Italy's world number 88 Andreas Seppi 6-4, 6-4 and defeated world number 36 Marin Cilic of Croatia in the second round.

Belarus' world number 99 Aliaksandra Sasnovich reached the Cleveland quarterfinal, seeing off world number 37 Nadia Podoroska of Argentina 6-7 (7-9), 6-4, 6-4 in two hours and 47 minutes. The Belarusian will next play world number 74 Irina Begu of Romania for a spot in the semifinal.

The tournaments serve as a rehearsal ahead of the season's final Grand Slam tournament – US Open, which is due to take place in New York on 30 August-12 September.

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