Rogers and Garcia bow out in day of upsets in Taiwan


Qualifier Ons Jabeur claimed the scalp of Shelby Rogers and Mandy Minella also produced an upset by beating Caroline Garcia to reach the quarter-finals of the Taiwan Open on Wednesday.

Jabeur is 133 places below seventh seed Rogers in the world rankings, but the 22-year-old Tunisian outsider is through to the last eight after winning 7-5 6-2.

The 181-ranked Jabeur fired down 11 aces and, despite going down 3-1 in the opening set, broke her opponent four times to set up a meeting with either top seed Elina Svitolina or Lucie Hradecka.

There will be no fourth WTA singles title for Garcia this week after the third seed went down 6-4 6-4 to Minella.

Five consecutive games went against serve in the second set before the unseeded Minella held to lead 5-3 and served out the match to love. 

Anastasija Sevastova was another seed to bow out, with wildcard entry Lucie Safarova prevailing 6-2 6-4.

Sixth seed Misaki Doi avoided the same fate, though, as last year's runner-up defeated Japanese compatriot Risa Ozaki 6-4 6-3 on day three of the WTA International tournament.