All four singles quarterfinals will be played at the Citi Open, with Belinda Bencic, Yulia Putintseva and Donna Vekic the last seeds standing.
WTA Staff
August 3, 2018


Starting at 2pm

Belinda BENCIC (SUI) [6] v Andrea PETKOVIC (GER)


Magda LINETTE (POL) v Donna VEKIC (CRO) [7]

ZHENG Saisai (CHI) v [q] Allie KIICK (USA)


Starting at 2pm

After 1 ATP match

Alexa GUARACHI (CHI) / Erin ROUTLIFFE (NZL) [4] v Kristie AHN (USA) / Lauren DAVIS (USA)


Starting at 2pm

After 1 ATP match and suitable rest

HAN Xinyun (CHN) / Darija JURAK (CRO) [3] v Belinda BENCIC (SUI) / Anhelina KALININA (UKR)

To be arranged

Ysaline BONAVENTURE (BEL) / Fanny STOLLAR (HUN) v Alexa GUARACHI (CHI) / Erin ROUTLIFFE (NZL) [4] or Kristie AHN (USA) / Lauren DAVIS (USA)


Belinda Bencic has won both of her previous encounters against Andrea Petkovic without so much as dropping a set. At the 2016 US Open, she claimed a 6-3, 6-2 victory over the German, following up on a 6-3, 6-4 win in the Fed Cup earlier that same year.

Bencic had enjoyed a 10-match winning streak against German players until she was beaten, 6-1, 6-3 by Carina Witthoeft in Biel last year. She also lost, 6-3, 7-6(5) to Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon in July. 

This will be the third meeting between Yulia Putintseva and Svetlana Kuznetsova. The two previous matches have been shared between the pair, with Kuznetsova winning their last outing, 6-3, 6-4, in Cincinnati last year.

Kuznetsova has only one victory against a Top 60 player in 2018, which came against Maria Sakkari in Eastbourne. 

Magda Linette and Donna Vekic have never played previously, and the same can be said of Saisai Zheng and Allie Kiick.

Linette has only gone to three sets against a Croatian opponent once in eight previous matches versus players from the country. Given that Vekic has never gone the distance in six encounters with Poles, a quick match could be in store.

Zheng is bidding to reach her first WTA Tour final outside of her homeland. She has played five previous showpieces, including three in 2018, but all have been in China.