Maria Sakkari – 7-6 6-3 Kiki Bertens

Second seed Kiki Bertens is out.

A first set which was really close will be seen as a missed opportunity for the second seed who saw three set points in the tie breaker but she could not capatalise on the break points winning just 4/11 in the match.

Sakkari who saw off Petkovic 6-3 6-0 in the previous round continued to fight in a pivotal tiebreak and you could see the frustration on the face of Kiki who knew that she had missed a big opportunity.

The second set began with Sakkari continuing her good form from the tiebreak and was much more comfortable playing the ball and used her drop shot in particularly well.

Kiki however was the opposite everything was a little bit heavy from the second seed.

The forehand which she continued to try and go big off went wilder and wilder but continued going back to it and when she did try and implement the drop shot it was just too heavy from her.

So far a good week for the Greek number who since Melbourne has struggled for momentum so to get some at the beginning of the clay court season could make it an interesting period of the season for her.

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