Anastasia Potapova is the leading attraction at the Baltic Open on Thursday, with the Russian teenager hoping to avoid being the latest seed to be upset.
WTA Staff
July 25, 2019

ORDER OF PLAY 

CENTRE COURT (play begins at 3pm)

[WC] Diana MARCINKEVICA (LAT) v Anastasia POTAPOVA (RUS) [6]

[Q] Valentyna IVANKHNENKO (RUS) v Irina BARA (ROU)

Not before 7pm
[Q] Paula ORMAECHEA (ARG) v [Q] Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB)

Bernarda PERA (USA) v Elena RYBAKINA (KAZ)

After suitable rest
Sharon FICHMAN (CAN) / Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB) v Oksana KALASHNIKOVA (GEO) / Ena SHIBAHARA (JPN) [4]

COURT 7 (play begins at 2pm)

Natela DZALAMIDZE (RUS) / Paula KANIA (POL) v Ulrikke EIKERI (NOR) / Elixane LECHEMIA (FRA)

Not before 3pm
Beatrice GUMULYA (INA) / Jessy ROMPIES (INA) v [Alt] Katarzyna KAWA (POL) / Ankita RAINA (IND)

MATCH POINTS

Three of Thursday’s four last-16 matches represent the first time that the players have met each other competitively.

Irina Bara, however, has played Valentyna Ivakhnenko twice previously and has a perfect record against the Russian qualifier. Their most recent meeting came in Biarritz, 2018, when the Romanian triumphed, 6-4, 6-4.

Ivakhnenko’s 6-0, 6-4 victory against Sorana Cirstea in the first round was her first main draw match on Tour this year and just her third main-draw victory.

Bara had lost five straight main draw matches before outlasting No.5 seed Margarita Gasparyan, who retired injured at 6-4, 4-6, 4-0 during their match.

Paula Ormaechea and Diana Marcinkevica also got their first main draw wins of the year under their belts in round one.

Marcinkevica’s best win is against Mihaela Buzarnescu, who was WTA World No.106 at the time. She faces WTA World No.64 Anastasia Potapova on Thursday.

Eighteen-year-old Potapova is just one of two seeds left standing – the other is No.1 seed Anastasija Sevastova.

Elena Rybakina has won her last 12 sets after defeating Han Xinyun, 6-1, 6-2 in the first round. The Kazak won her maiden WTA Tour title in Bucharest last week.