Thrilling three-setter against Tamara Zidansek and Linda Fruhvirtova was a higlight of Wednesday's action in WTA 250 Thailand Open. Fruhvirtova, one of the young sensations of the recent weeks, was a pre-match favorite in the match-up with the Slovakian. Despite that, Zidansek was the player who started this match better, winning the opening set 6-4. The player ranked 132th in WTA ranking was also on the front foot in second set, leading with a break and being on the road to close the match. 17 year-old Czech fought back in the match, winning 4 games in a row starting from 7th game of second set, and forcing the decider. Third set could foreshadow the story of comeback of Fruhvirtova and lost chance of Zidansek, as the Czech moved into the lead with a break in third game. That has not discouraged the Slovakian though, as the fans could see another momentum switch with Zidansek being a dominant player since then and crossing the line with a score 6-3 4-6 6-4 in 2:59 hours.
Lin Zhu continues her good run of form, defeating Su Jeong Jang 6-4 7-6 and moving into the quarterfinal in confident style. Lesia Tsurenko made an upset on Anna Kalinskaya. The Ukrainin who is ranked 136th in WTA list, surprised the fourth seed of the tournament winning the opening set 6-0. Tsurenko was very close to grab the final victory in second set, having two match points within own serve in 9th game, but the Russian fought back and won an absolute crazy set with 10 out of 12 games finished with breaks, dominating a tiebreak (7-3). Deciding set had similar course of events, as first 7 games brought another 5 breaks, but it was Tsurenko who gained the crucial one in 7th game and did not blow out the win this time, advancing to the QF with a score 6-0 6-7 6-4.
Wednesday was also a first day of second round matches in Lyon. The most interesting match-up in a parallel WTA 250 tournament was a duel between Alycia Parks and Petra Martic. The American prevailed to defeat the tournament's 4th seed in three sets 2-6 7-6 6-2. Camila Osorio, Alison Van Uytvanck and Jasmine Paolini are also the players who advanced to quarterfinals today after winning their matches in straight sets.