Andrey Rublev, Anett Kontaveit Advance


Last Updated: July 21, 2022, 10:57 IST

Russia's Andrei Rublev serves to Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis during the men's singles 1st round match at the Hamburg European Open, in Hamburg, Germany, Wednesday July 20, 2022. (Frank Molter/dpa via AP)

Russia’s Andrei Rublev serves to Lithuania’s Ricardas Berankis during the men’s singles 1st round match at the Hamburg European Open, in Hamburg, Germany, Wednesday July 20, 2022. (Frank Molter/dpa via AP)

Rublev hit 12 aces in a 6-3, 6-4 first-round win over Ricardas Berankis. It was Rublev’s first match in Hamburg since winning the 2020 Hamburg Open. The eighth-ranked Russian next plays Francisco Cerundolo

Top-seeded Anett Kontaveit advanced to the quarterfinals of the Hamburg European Open on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Rebecca Peterson, while Andrey Rublev started with a victory in the men’s draw.

Kontaveit, ranked second in the world, broke Peterson’s serve five times in their second-round match. The Estonian will take on Andrea Petkovic for a spot in the semifinals.

It will be only Kontaveit’s second appearance in a quarterfinal match since February after her season was disrupted by a coronavirus infection in the spring.

Fourth-seeded Aliaksandra Sasnovich won 6-3, 6-2 against Aleksandra Krunic to set up a quarterfinal meeting with seventh-seeded Maryna Zanevska.

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Rublev hit 12 aces in a 6-3, 6-4 first-round win over Ricardas Berankis. It was Rublev’s first match in Hamburg since winning the 2020 Hamburg Open. The eighth-ranked Russian next plays Francisco Cerundolo.

Fourth-seeded Pablo Carreno-Busta was upset 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (5) in his second-round match against Alex Molcan, who moves on to a quarterfinal meeting with Borna Coric.

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