Early ‘Crazy Thursday’ matches determined another Mallorca Open 2019 quarterfinal clash between Belinda Bencic and Amanda Anisimova. Third seeded moved on after Shelby Rogers third set retirement while the american done her job quickly against Alizé Cornet.
Bencic was forced to comeback a set down before Rogers retirement at 5-7, 6-3 and 3-1. The qualifier surprised her opponent taking the opener after win five games in a row from 2-5 to 7-5. Only one break was enough for swiss to level the match one set all after break her rival at secong game.
Bencic service was determinant to hold her advantatge, winning 82% of first service points played, and closing the secong set. Swiss was also leading the decider by 3-1 and 0-30 when Rogers dediced to end the match due to shoulder injury after an hour and 47 minutes match,
Bencic will face on Friday Anasimova. Recently Roland Garros semifinalist needed only one hour and 15 minutes to qualifies for Mallorca Open 2019 last-eight. The american beat french Alizé Cornet by 6-2 and 6-4 with an average of 74% playing with first service and converting four of nine de break points.
Mallorca Open centre court will recieve first meeting between Bencic and Anisimova. Young players of 22 and 17 years old respectively, both have just one some titles. Swiss has won this season in Dubai and also in Eastbourne and Toronto (2015). On the other hand, the north-american la north-american has lift Bogotà in february.