In a topsy-turvy match which had 15 breaks of serve, Zidansek looked nervy early on and was broken twice by the Spaniard – but the world number 85 fought back and went on to claim another inspired win.
Badosa was left unsettled during a changeover after a fiery exchange with umpire Carlos Ramos. She was given an informal warning for, in his view, receiving coaching from up in the stands.
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It was an accusation from Ramos which she strongly disputed, and her side of the conversation at the changeover was as follows:
- “I did nothing!
- “No, what are you talking about? I’m watching at him [her coach].
- “What are you talking about? Why do you invent?
- “I don’t know…
- “What are you saying, dude?
- “I’m watching at him [the coach].”
The momentum was now with the Spaniard and she broke again before holding her serve to level the match.
In a tense decider, Badosa began well and broke Zidansek in the opening game and then held her serve.
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Both players then held their serve for the next seven games before Zidansek seized two match points and took the second win to seal her place in the semi-finals.
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