Kontaveit through, but Krejcikova out

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Top-seeded Anett Kontaveit has advanced to the quarter-finals at the Prague Open after a 6-4 6-3 victory over 17-year-old Lucie Havlickova.

Kontaveit broke the Czech wild-card entry, who won the French Open junior title this year, at 3-3 in the second set and won the next two games.

The globally second-ranked Estonian, who made to the final at last week's Hamburg European Open, will next face Anastasia Potapova after the seventh-seeded Russian overcame China's Lin Zhu 6-4 7-6 (10-8).

Also on Thursday lucky loser Nao Hibino of Japan stunned defending champion Barbora Krejcikova by rallying to a 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 victory. That was her second win against the second-seeded Czech and her third career top-20 win.

Krejcikova, the 2021 French Open champion, failed to served out the match at 5-3 in the second set.

In another upset, 17-year-old Czech Linda Noskova beat fifth-seeded Alize Cornet of France 7-5 1-6 7-6 (9-7) to reach her first career WTA quarter-final. Noskova won the junior title at the French Open last year.

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