Mladenovic, Vandeweghe knocked out of Kremlin Cup

MOSCOW: Lesia Tsurenko upset second-seeded Coco Vandeweghe on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinal of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, while top-seed Kristina Mladenovic was knocked out by Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
Tsurenko, who took control of the match early in the first set, defeated Vandeweghe 7-5, 1-6, 6-2 in just over two hours. She will face seventh-seeded Julia Goerges, who beat Yulia Putintseva in 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday.
Sasnovich capitalised on Mladenovic’s 16 double faults to win the match 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 and earn a spot in the quarterfinal where she will face Russia’s Daria Kasatkina, who beat Katerina Siniakova 6-2, 6-3.
Also on Wednesday Irina-Camelia Begu upset fourth-seeded Anastasija Sevastova, winning 6-4, 6-3.
Begu will face Belarusian qualifier Vera Lapko in the quarterfinal after she beat Daria Gavrilova 6-3, 3-1 after the Australian retired hurt.
After defeating Maria Sharapova in front of a jubilant crowd on Tuesday, Magdalena Rybarikova retired hurt after the first set to let France’s Alize Cornet through to the quarterfinal.
Cornet will face Russia’s Natalia Vikhlyantseva, who upset third-seeded Elena Vesnina 7-6, 6-4. — Reuters
Kremlin Cup results
Men (second round): Damir Dzumhur (BIH x6) bt Yuki Bhambri (IND) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4; Dudi Sela (ISR) bt Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) 7-5, 6-1; Adrian Mannarino (FRA x3) bt Lukas Rosol (CZE) 6-3, 7-6 (7/4); First round: Daniil Medvedev (RUS) bt Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (8/6); Mirza Basic (BIH) bt Blaz Kavcic (SLO) 3-6, 6-3, 5-1 retired
Women (second round): Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) bt Kristina Mladenovic (FRA x1) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2; Darya Kasatkina (RUS) bt Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 6-2, 6-3; Irina-Camelia Begu (ROM) bt Anastasija Sevastova (LAT x4) 6-4, 6-3; Vera Lapko (BLR) bt Daria Gavrilova (AUS x6) 6-3, 3-1 – retired; Alize Cornet (FRA) bt Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK x8) 6-1 – retired; Natalia Vikhlyantseva (RUS) bt Elena Vesnina (RUS x3) 7-6 (7/3), 6-4; Julia Goerges (GER x7) bt Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 6-3, 6-3; Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) bt Coco Vandeweghe (USA x2) 7-5, 1-6, 6-2