The quarterfinals field of the WTA 250 Internationaux de Strasbourg is already set up after the second round matches completed between Tuesday and Wednesday. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has eliminated the top seed Magda Linette on the road to the quarters, where she faces 7th seed Lauren Davis. The Russian, who entered the tournament in Strasbourg on the basis of protected ranking, scored a comfortable victory over the current world's number 21. Linette was a slight pre-match favorite related to odds. The match was an even contention in first half of the opening set, when Linette was leading 3-2 with all leveled on serve. The Pole has lost 4 out of 6 service games since then, as Pavlyuchenkova has dominated whole the play, creating 10 breakpoints in compare to just 2 made by Linette in this match. The final score is 6-3 6-2 for the Russian. Lauren Davis fought out her quarterfinal spot in a three-setter against Viktoriya Tomova. The Bulgarian, who played a thrilling 3 hours of battle against the local favorite Alize Cornet in the opening round has came up short this time to the American who won 6-4 3-6 6-1.
Emma Navarro defeated the 8th seed Jil Teichmann after coming back from being a set and break down. The Swiss has won the opening set comfortably with a score 6-2 and was leading 2-1 with a break in second one, but the American has turned this match over and dominated till the end by breaking her opponent 4 times without losing any single own service game till the end. 2-6 6-3 6-2 is the score for the favour of Navarro, who meets Anna Blinkova in the QFs. The Russian was playing against Anna Lena Friedsam, who eliminated the 3rd seed Shuai Zhang with a double bagel in the opening round. This time, the German have lost in straight sets to Blinkova, who won 6-4 7-6(11). The second set was a highlight there, as it lasted 83 minutes and got ended up with a long and intense tiebreak settlement.
Bernarda Pera is the highest seed, who still stands in the draw after two completed rounds. The American has won over Kimberly Birrell by 6-4 6-4 and play against Clara Burel in the quarters. The French, who performed a big upset over Sorana Cirstea in the opening round, followed the blow in another match and scored another straight set win over Kaia Kanepi by winning 7-5 7-6(0).
Elina Svitolina reaches out her first quarterfinal on the WTA level after coming back from the maternity break. The Ukrainian has defeated Louisa Chirico 6-4 7-6(1) in the opening round, and moved into QFs after the withdrawal of Erin Routliffe. The doubles specialist, who defeated Su Wei Hsieh in first match, has needed to pull out due to the abdominal injury. Svitolina will play against Varvara Gracheva on Thursday. The 6th seed has comfortably defeated the French ranked 188th in the WTA list - Selena Janicijevic, winning with a one-sided score 6-2 6-1.