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By Chris Oddo | Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Japan's Misa Eguchi defeated Urszula Radwanska in straight sets for her second career main draw win in Baku Wednesday. Bojana Jovanovski also advanced.

Photo Source: Baku Cup

The run of surprising post-Wimbledon performances is not limited to the under 18 set on the ATP Tour. Add 22-year-old Japanese qualifier Misa Eguchi to that list.

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Eguchi won her first WTA main draw match in Baku on Tuesday when she took out 3rd-seeded Magdalena Rybarikova in the first round, and on Wednesday she backed up that performance with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Poland’s Urszula Radwanska.

The world No. 185 had failed to qualify for tour-level main draws on ten previous attempts until breaking through in Baku this week. Now she is into her first tour-level quarterfinal and will face 5th-seeded and 2012 champion Bojana Jovanovski in the last eight.

The Serb notched a straight-sets win over Katarzyna Piter on Wednesday, 6-3, 6-1, to reach her second quarterfinal of the season and first since January. The world No. 40 owns a 12-17 record at the tour level this season.

Also reaching the quarterfinals in Baku on Wednesday were last year’s runner-up Shahar Peer, who defeated Vesna Dolonc, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, and France’s Pauline Parmentier, who trumped Jana Cepelova, 7-6(2), 6-4.


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