Jodie Burrage beats Jaqueline Cristian to reach Upper Austria Open quarter-final
Great Britain’s Jodie Burrage broke new ground in her career by reaching a WTA 500 event quarter-final for the first time at the Upper Austra Open in Linz.
Burrage defeated lucky loser Jaqueline Cristian 6-3 7-6 (5) and will meet Latvia’s number one seed Jelena Ostapenko or Canadian Clara Tauson in the last eight.
The British number two came through two qualifying rounds before beating seventh seed Varvara Gracheva in the main draw on Tuesday.
Burrage maintained that fine form by taking the opening set against Cristian in 34 minutes after twice breaking the Romanian’s serve.
Cristian was facing defeat at 5-3 down in the second set, but broke Burrage’s serve for the first time to force a tie-break.
Burrage held her nerve and converted a third match point, to not only book a quarter-final spot but also a provisional world ranking inside the top 90.
Katie Boulter failed to make the last eight after going down in straight sets to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Boulter took the first set to a tie-break but went down 7-6 (2) 6-4 in one hour and 37 minutes.