It was the first match between Alision Van Uytvanck and Timea Bacsinszky of their respective careers. In the first set Timea Bacsinszky started strongly taking an early 3-0 lead.
Alision Van Uytvanck fought back from the 4th game. At 5-4 and 40/30 Timea Bacsinszky was able to take advantage of her first set ball to take the first set 6-4 after 39 minutes.
The second set was more finally balanced. There was little between the two players until the 11th game when Timea Bacsinszky took a 6-5 lead. The Swiss player finally took the set 7-5 and won a place in the semi-finals.
Alison Van Uytvanck’s quarter-final place will see her rise up the WTA-rankings. She will enter the top 50 and will overtake Kirsten Flipkens as Belgium’s best-ranked female tennis player.
Timea Bacsinszky will meet the American Serena Williams (WTA 1) in the semi-finals. Serena Williams beat the Italian Sara Errani (WTA 17) in two sets 6-1 and 6-3 in their quarter final match.