AAP Tennis

Tomljanovic makes last-eight in Nottingham

By AAP Newswire

Ajla Tomljanovic has won through to the quarter-finals of a rain-soaked Nottingham Open after beating Britain's Harriet Dart.

The sixth-seeded Australian won 6-7 (7-5) 6-1 6-2 to set up a last-eight clash with Germany's Tatjana Maria.

Due to the wet conditions that have blighted the UK this week, the grass court tournament was moved inside and played on hard courts to ensure play was possible.

The switch did not bother top seeds Caroline Garcia or Donna Vekic, who lost just seven games between them in dominant second-round victories.

Garcia defeated British wild card Maia Lumsden 6-3 6-1 while 2017 champion Vekic was a 6-1 6-2 winner over lucky loser Chloe Paquet.

The four other seeds in action - Maria Sakkari, Tomljanovic, Kristina Mladenovic and Tatjana Maria - also won to reach the quarter-finals.