Top-seeded Ash Barty is through to quarterfinals in Nottingham for the third consecutive year.
Barty won in straight sets 6-3 6-2 over China’s Yingying Duan in just 64 minutes, not dropping serve, in the second round last night.
She now faces British wildcard Katie Boulter, aiming to advance to the semifinals for the first time.
“I feel like I always play well in Nottingham,” Barty told Tennis Australia.
“So hopefully it’s third time lucky, and I can get one step further in the tournament.”
Boulter denied an all-Australian quarterfinal with defeating Sam Stosur 7-6(6) 6-1 in the second round.
“She’s a Grand Slam winner, and it’s the first one of those that I’ve beaten," Boulter said.
"It was a really quick second set but I dug in really deep in the first.
"I thought I held my nerve really well and found a way to win.”
Australian Ajla Tomljanovic also has a quarterfinal appearance in her sights in the women’s singles draw at Libéma Open as she faces Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka in the second round.