Genie is through to the quarters of the ASB Classic after a tough battle as she defeated Bibiane Schoofs of the Netherlands.
Genie won 6-7 6-4 6-4 in two hours and 36 minutes to advance to her first quarter-final of 2019.
After the match, Genie said:
“That was a really tough match. I don’t think I played my best at times, I don’t think I had a good attitude at times – I got too emotional – but I’m glad I got myself together in the third, and just kept fighting, no matter what.“
In Friday’s quarter-final, Genie will face No.2 seed and defending champion Julia Goerges of Germany. Genie has played the 30-year-old twice before and the series is tied 1-1. Here are the matches they have played against each other:
2014 French Open R2: Genie won 2-6 6-2 6-1
2018 Luxembourg SF: Goerges won 6-7 7-5 6-1