Timea Bacsinszky enjoyed a career-high singles ranking of 37 in 2010
24 September 2014
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Bacsinszky, 25, won 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 to earn the biggest victory of her career – her other two previous wins against top-10 players were both by retirement.
Russia’s Sharapova, 27, double-faulted six times in the first set.
She was also twice a break up in the second set before world number 61 Bacsinszky prevailed.
Serena Williams from the inaugural
£1.5m hard-court event on Tuesday because of a viral illness and second seed Simona Halep’s surprise defeat.
who benefitted from Williams’ withdrawal in her last match, beat Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens 7-6 (7-4) 1-6 6-3, while Germany’s
earned a straight-sets victory over Czech Republic’s Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.
of Canada eased past American Alison Riske 6-2 6-3 and will play Cornet in the next round.
of the Czech Republic and the Ukraine’s
are also through to the quarter-finals.