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Australian Chris O’Connell eliminates Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff within the opening spherical at an ATP 250 match in Qatar.

Doha, Qatar, 20 February 2024 | Leigh Rogers

Doha, Qatar

Chris O’Connell has scored one of many greatest wins of his profession within the opening spherical at an ATP 250 match in Doha.

The 29-year-old from Sydney posted a 6-4 6-4 victory towards German Jan-Lennard Struff, an opponent ranked 40 locations larger at world No.25, on the hard-court occasion.

That is O’Connell’s fifth profession win towards a top-30 opponent and marks the second consecutive yr he’s scored such a victory in Doha. Final yr at this match, he eradicated world No.28 Roberto Bautista Agut throughout a quarterfinal run.

To achieve the ultimate eight once more, O’Connell might want to overcome Emil Ruusuvuori, a 24-year-old from Finland ranked No.43, within the second spherical.

O’Connell joins compatriot Alexei Popyrin as a first-round victor, after the world No.46 received a three-set battle yesterday.

Aussies in motion – Doha

Males’s singles, first spherical
Chris O’Connell (AUS) d [6] Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 6-4 6-4

Males’s singles, second spherical
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) v [Q] Hugo Grenier (FRA)
Chris O’Connell (AUS) v Emil Ruusuvuori (FIN)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ellen Perez and Storm Hunter have each charged into the doubles quarterfinals at a WTA 1000 match in Dubai.

World No.15 Perez and her American associate Nicole Melichar-Martinez wanted solely 52 minutes to dismiss Mirra Andreeva and Sofia Kenin in second-round motion.

The third seeds didn’t drop serve of their 6-2 6-1 victory.

World No.3 Hunter and her Czech associate Katerina Siniakova have been equally ruthless, seeing off Japan’s Miyu Kato and Indonesia’s Aldila Sutjiadi in 62 minutes.

The fourth seeds misplaced solely 10 factors on serve of their 6-2 6-2 triumph.

Aussies in motion – Dubai

Ladies’s doubles, second spherical
[3] Ellen Perez (AUS)/Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) d Mirra Andreeva/Sofia Kenin (USA) 6-2 6-1
[4] Storm Hunter (AUS)/Katerina Siniakova (CZE) d Miyu Kato (JPN)/Aldila Sutjiadi (INA) 6-2 6-2

Ladies’s doubles, quarterfinals
[3] Ellen Perez (AUS)/Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) v [WC] Caroline Garcia (FRA)/Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
[4] Storm Hunter (AUS)/Katerina Siniakova (CZE) v Shuko Aoyoma (JPN)/Aleksandra Krunic (SRB)

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