Kaia Kanepi through to ITF Czech Tournament quarterfinals

Kaia Kanepi.
Kaia Kanepi. Source: EPA/Scanpix

Estonian tennis player has reached the quarter finals of the ITF Tennis Tournament at Milovice, Czech Republic, ERR sport reports, after defeating local player Miriam Kolodziejova in straight sets, 6:2, 7:5.

Kolodziejova, 22, ranked 1,104th in the world, was not quite out, however, and pulled things back to 5:5, after which Kanepi broke her serve and held her own to win 7:5 and take the match.

Kanepi, 34, from Haapsalu, ranked 105th in the world, faces 18-year-old Caijsa Wilda (Sweden) in the quarter finals.

Kanepi reached the quarter finals of the ITF tournament in Portugal in September; her last win on the ITF circuit came last year in Italy.

Prize money at the Czech event is €15,000.

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