There will be two Canadians in the quarter-finals of the $50,000 Saguenay National Bank Challenger.
On Wednesday, Charlotte Robillard-Millette (Blainville, QC) joined her compatriot Carol Zhao (Richmond Hill, ON) in the final eight thanks to a 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 victory over former world no. 11 Shahar Peer of Israel. The 16-year-old Canadian led 6-1, 4-2 before Peer started digging her heels into the match. The former Grand Slam quarter-finalist reeled off six straight games to win the second set and lead 2-0 in the third. Robillard-Millette battled back herself and re-discovered her aggressive first set form to pull out the win.
“I lost my concentration a bit in the second set and I stopped doing what I needed to,” said Robillard-Millette. “Peer is a really tough player and she is going to take any opportunity she gets. I am happy I was able to turn the match around in the third set.”
Robillard-Millette also reached the quarter-finals of the $50,000 Granby National Bank Challenger this summer. She will face sixth-seeded American Maria Sanchez on Friday. For her part, Zhao will go up against Amra Sadikovic of Switzerland for a place in the semifinals.
Sharon Fichman (Toronto, ON) was unable to make it three Canadians in the final eight as she fell 6-4, 6-2 to American qualifier Nadja Gilchrist.
Sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the $50,000 Saguenay National Bank Challenger is being held until October 25.
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