Sharma eliminated in Guadalajara quarterfinals
Sara Sorribes Tormo overcomes Astra Sharma in the Guadalajara quarterfinals, but the Australian teams with Ellen Perez to reach the doubles semifinals.
Astra Sharma will turn her attention to doubles after Sara Sorribes Tormo claimed a 6-3 6-3 victory in their Guadalajara quarterfinal.
Sorribes Tormo, the No.4 seed at the Abierto de Guadalajara tournament in Mexico, was dominant from the outset, racing to a 4-0 lead.
While Sharma clawed back one service break, she couldn’t managed a first-set comeback.
With another service break over Sharma in the sixth game of the second set, Sorribes Tormo went on to complete her victory in one hour and 20 minutes.
But there was success for Sharma in doubles, who teamed with countrywoman Ellen Perez to reach the doubles semifinal.
The Australians, seeded No.3 at Guadalajara, defeated wildcards Eugenie Bouchard and CoCo Vandeweghe 6-4 6-4 to set a meeting with Maria Sanchez and Fanny Stollar.
Women’s singles, quarterfinal
 Sara Torribes Tormo (ESP) d [Q] Astra Sharma (AUS) 6-3 6-3
Women’s doubles, quarterfinal
 Astra Sharma (AUS)/Ellen Perez (AUS) d [W] Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)/Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 6-4 6-4
 Astra Sharma (AUS)/Ellen Perez (AUS) v Maria Sanchez (USA) /Fanny Stollar (HUN)