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By Chris Oddo | Thursday September 22, 2016

Patricia Maria Tig


A pair of promising players with rankings north of 100 are making noise at this week’s Korea Open in Seoul. Romania’s Patricia-Maria Tig, ranked 135, and Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo, ranked 139, each notched their biggest hard court wins of the season to set up a quarterfinal clash.

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Sorribes Tormo upset world No. 52 and No. 4 seed Kristina Mladenovic, 1-6, 6-2, 6-4, to claim her first top 100 win of the season. The 19-year-old Spaniard is into her first career quarterfinal and will face Tig, who defeated No. 6 seed Kirsten Flipkens, 6-4, 6-4.

The victory was Tig’s best on a hard court this season. The 22-year-old is into her second quarterfinal of the year. She upset Daria Kasatkina, Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys this spring en route to her first quarterfinal of the season in Madrid.

In other action in Seoul, top-seeded Irina-Camelia Begu fell to Jana Cepelova, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, while No. 5-seeded Monica Niculescu downed Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, 6-2, 6-2


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