Daria Saville's strong statement ahead of US Open campaign

·Sports Reporter
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Daria Saville (pictured) celebrating after a victory.
Daria Saville (pictured) has reached the quarter-final in Quebec in a strong sign only days out from the US Open. (Getty Images)

Aussie Daria Saville has continued her brilliant 2022 after storming into the quarter-final in Quebec ahead of the US Open.

Saville is searching for her second WTA career title after falling short at the Citi Open when she was knocked out in the semi-final.

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Continuing her strong form, the World No.73 and ninth seed stormed past local wildcard Katherine Sebov in just 63 minutes to win 6-1, 6-0.

The 28-year-old broke her opponent six times in nine service games to set up a quarter-final match with Xiyu Wang.

The win means Saville will compete in her fourth WTA quarter-final this season.

Meanwhile, the third, fourth and eighth seeds meanwhile were all eliminated on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old Aussie will be heading into the US Open in fine form having reached the semi-final in Washington.

In her Citi Open run, Saville defeated No.1 seed and defending champion Jessica Pegula.

The only remaining seeds are Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus (seventh) and France's Alize Cornet (eighth).

Sasnovich will take on Madison Brengle, while Cornet will face Zhang in the quarters.

Daria Saville's awesome 2022

Saville has enjoyed a brilliant 2022 having entered the Top 100 for the first time since 2019.

The 28-year-old, who was ranked as low as World No.627 at the start of February, has risen more than 500 places in the first half of the year following tremendous performances in Indian Wells and Miami.

Saville was out for nearly a year after achilles tendon surgery in 2021.

Daria Saville (pictured) celebrates after defeating Jessica Pegula at the Citi Open.
Daria Saville (pictured) celebrates after defeating Jessica Pegula at the Citi Open. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The Aussie reached the quarter-final at the Miami Open and backed it up with a Round of 16 performance at Indian Wells.

Her victory over Pegula results in Washington marked the second time in five months she had defeated a World Top 10 opponent.

She is now 3-4 against Top 20 opposition in 2022.

with AAP

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