Russian tennis pro – Veronika Kudermetova has advanced to the round of 16 of the ongoing Cincinnati Master after her second-round opponent Simona Halep gave a walkover prior to the match.

Veronika Kudermetova Net Worth
Veronika Kudermetova

The No. 15 seed – Simona Halep, withdrew before the match at the Linder Tennis Family Center in Cincinnati. The Romanian entered the tournament on the back of a triumphant campaign in Montreal where she defeated Beatriz Haddad Maia in the final of the Canadian Open to bag her second title of the year. The former world No. 1 was one of the favorites to go the distance in Ohio but a thigh strain forced her to pull out of the tournament.

Interestingly, this is the 8th instance in 2022 when Veronika Kudermetova received a walkover or retirement to advance into the next round. The list of all the walkovers/retirements is given below:

Sl. No. Player to give walkover/Player to retireTournamentRound
1.Anna BlinkovaLibema OpenRound of 16
2Paula BadosaFrench OpenThird Round
3Ana BogdanIstanbul OpenRound of 16
4Dalma GalfiMiami OpenRound of 64
5Marie BouzkovaIndian Wells MastersRound of 32
6Marketa VondrousovaDubai Tennis ChampionshipsSemi-final
7Naomi OsakaMelbourne Summer Set 1Semi-final

Who will Veronika Kudermetova face in the round of 16?

Veronika Kudermetova will meet the Australian qualifier Ajla Tomljanovic in the round of 16.

Ajla Tomljanovic

Ajla Tomljanovic won her two qualifying matches against Clara Tauson and Nuria Parrizas-Diaz to progress to the main draw.

In the round of 64, she defeated Taylor Townsend 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. Paula Badosa was Tomljanovic’s next opponent in the round of 32. The Spaniard lost the match 7-6 (7-3), 0-6, 2-6. Veronika Kudermetova will be the favorite going into her match with Ajla Tomljanovic. The match will take place on Friday.

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