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Gavrilova into Hong Kong quarters

Daria Gavrilova is pledging to improve her ranking after a first-round exit from the US Open.
Gavrilova into Hong Kong quarters
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Eighth-seeded Australian Daria Gavrilova has reached the quarter-finals of the Hong Kong Open, completing a rain-interrupted second-round match with a 6-2 7-5 win over Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic.

On court after rain interrupted play on Wednesday, Gavrilova finished off a tight second set to earn a last-eight berth against top seed and Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber or American Louisa Chirico.

In other second-round results, Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic beat Nao Hibino of Japan 7-6 (7-5) 6-2, and Wang Qiang of China advanced with third seed Johanna Konta of Britain having to withdraw.

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