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WTA Roundup: More Top Seeds Dropped in Toronto

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Two of the top three seeds fell out in the third round of the National Bank Open in Toronto on Thursday, with unseeded Beatriz Haddad Maia over No. 1 seed Iga Swirtek and No. 14 Karolina Pliskova. defeated No. 3 seed Maria. Sakkari.

Hadad Maia of Brazil tried tenaciously to beat Switzerland's Swirtek with his 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 win at the Sobeis Stadium in windy conditions.

"She just used the conditions better than I did," Swiatek said after the loss. "When she was playing with the wind, she was hitting the ball really hard." It's the first win of her career against

This is my team," Haddad Maia said. "It's a special moment. It's not always easy to beat No. 1 on a huge stage in front of a huge crowd." defeated Greece's Sakkari 6-1, 6-7(9), 6-3 to advance to the quarter-finals.

Also on Thursday, No. 10-seeded American Coco Gauff survived her 15th double fault to beat sixth-ranked Belarusian Alina Sabalenka 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (4). , survived the match that took 3 hours. , 10 minutes.

Gauff next beat Gilles Teichmann of Switzerland 6-2 7-5 She is the tournament winner of 2016 and 2018 Romania She is 15th You will face Simona Halep. The top 6 seeds of the

tournament have been kicked out of the tournament. In Thursday's other match, U.S. No. 7 Jessica her pegula defeated unseeded Italian Camilla Giorgi by her 3-6 6-0 7-5 but same American Allison of Her Risk was out of luck and was defeated by Julia. Putintseva Kazakhstan 6-3 7-5.

Bianca Andreescu, a local favorite near Mississauga, Ontario, beat China's Qingwen Chen 7-5 5-7 6- despite the crowds of support. I broke by 2 and couldn't overtake.

– Field Level Media