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WTA roundup: Misaki Doi’s profession ends in Tokyo

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No. 4 seed Maria Sakkari of Greece defeated Misaki Doi 6-3, 6-1 within the closing match of the Japanese participant’s profession on Thursday on the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.

Sakkari struck 25 winners and didn’t face a break level within the 65-minute victory, advancing to the quarterfinals to face No. 5 seed Caroline Garcia of France. Doi, 32, ends a professional profession that started in 2006 and featured one singles and two doubles titles on the WTA Tour.

Garcia defeated Ukraine’s Anhelina Kalinina 6-4, 6-3 and No. 6 seed Daria Kasatkina of Russia eradicated Greece’s Despina Papamichail 6-4, 6-4 of their second-round matches. Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova outlasted the Czech Republic’s Linda Noskova 6-4, 4-6, 6-0.

Ningbo Open

Russian teenager Diana Shnaider knocked out No. 2 seed Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 to achieve the semifinals in Ningbo, China.

Shnaider, 19, saved seven of 10 break factors through the 2-hour match and strikes on to face one other Czech, Linda Fruhvirtova, a 6-0, 6-3 quarterfinal winner in opposition to No. 8 seed Lucia Bronzetti of Italy.

Top seed Ons Jabeur of Tunisia moved into the ultimate 4 with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 win in opposition to Vera Zvonareva of Russia. Jabeur will meet unseeded Nadia Podoroska of Argentina, who breezed to a 6-1, 6-1 win over the Czech Republic’s Katerina Siniakova.

–Field Level Media