Eastbourne: Jack Draper, Harriet Dart, and Cameron Norrie reach quarterfinals
Jack Draper, Harriet Dart and Cameron Nuri advanced to the quarter-finals on another day of England’s success at Eastbourne.
The world number 108 Draper achieved another victory in the top 15 when he defeated the Argentine Diego Schwartzman 7-5, 7-6 (7-3).
The Darts had two wins in one day, defeating first Jill Teichmann and then Marta Kostyuk to advance to the quarterfinals.
British-ranked Norrie started the day with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Brandon Nakashima.
Norrie then met Maxim Krisi, while Dart twice met Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova.
Draper could face compatriot Ryan Penistonor Spaniard Pedro Martinez, who played well for Queens last week.
Chrissie from the United States defeated British Dan Evans 7-6 (7-2), 6-4, and Quito defeated Katie Boulter 5-7, 6-0, 7-5.
Beatrice Haddad Maya was also in good shape, finishing Judy Bragg with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over the British.
The 23-time individual Grand Slam champion and partner Ans Jaber will defeat Aoyama’s eldest son and Chen Houching. Whereas American star Serena Williams will return to the women’s doubles field.
Draper struggled well, first reversing an opening advantage and then taking advantage of the light grip of the fourth seed on Love.
After an early break in Game 2, Draper sent it to 5-3 but took a timeout, and it was Schwarzman who caught the momentum in the tiebreaker.
But Draper made a few good counterattacks to push and advance into the quarter, joining Nuri and Dart.
The Darts went through an impressive run on the pitch. It was after making their WTA quarter-final debut at Nottingham earlier this month
She first defeated one of the top 25 players in Teichmann, Switzerland, before beating Kostyuk. She became the first British woman to reach the quarter-finals in Eastbourne in five years.
The Darts have received a back-up ticket to Wimbledon. It starts on Monday and could re-enter the top 100 in the world rankings.
Boulterwent 5-3 in the first set and took the lead, winning four games in a row after excellent fitness throughout the turf season.
Kvitova dominated the second set, Boultersuffered a concussion in the right elbow. And also the Czech failed to make a decisive time-out with the player who decided to move on.
The 25-year-old Boulterreceives a Wild Card at Wimbledon, which starts on Monday, and will enter SW19 with confidence.
Civilian Nuri, 26, was ousted early last week in Queens but regained her confidence with a strong serve against Nakashima.
After dropping four timeouts early in the first set, Nuri eventually turned one of them 3-2 and easily avoided the subsequent serve.
He went down to 0:40 in serve but equalized before winning the set with Nakashima pre-hand.
The second set started similarly, with Norrie changing his fourth break point in the team opener before winning four games.
Nakashima saved a match point in his serve before Nuri took it out with a perfect winner up front.