Ostapenko sweeps into Wimbledon quarter-finals

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 Jelena Ostapenko (Getty)
Jelena Ostapenko (Getty)

London - Former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko swept into her second Wimbledon quarter-final with a 7-6 (7/4), 6-0 win against Belarusian world No 50 Aliaksandra Sasnovich on Monday.

Latvian 12th seed Ostapenko came from 2-5 down in the first set to finish off Sasnovich, who had stunned two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the first round.

Ostapenko will take on Slovakian world No 33 Dominika Cibulkova for a place in the semi-finals.

The 21-year-old also made the last eight at Wimbledon in 2017, just weeks after winning her maiden Grand Slam title in Paris.

Wimbledon results on Monday, the seventh day of the 2018 championships (x denotes seeded player):

Women

Fourth round

Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) bt Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) 6-4, 6-1

Jelena Ostapenko (LAT x12) bt Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 7-6 (7/4), 6-0

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