Ajla Tomljanovic and Amanda Anisimova march into quarter-finals at Japan Open

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Ajla Tomljanovic in action

Fifth seed Ajla Tomljanovic is safely into the last eight of the Japan Women’s Open, but seventh seed Zheng Saisai crashed out.

Australian Tomljanovic, who is still looking for her maiden WTA Tour trophy, was a 7-5, 6-4 winner over Lin Zhu from China in one hour and 39 minutes.

“[Zhu] played well from start to finish after that rain delay, so I’m pretty happy that I managed to get through, though I didn’t feel my best out there, with the rain and everything,” Tomljanovic said after the match.

The world No 60 will face either second seed Hsieh Su-wei or Mandy Minella for a place in the semi-final.

Teenager Amanda Anisimova claimed the scalp of seventh seed Zheng Saisai as the American secured a commanding 6-1, 6-1 victory in one hour and one minute.

The 17-year-old Anisimova, who is into her first-ever WTA Tour quarter-final, won 57 points compared to the 27 from Zheng.


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