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Canada's Marino wins second-round match at Wimbledon warm-up tournament

Rebecca Marino Rebecca Marino - The Canadian Press

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom — Canada's Rebecca Marino outlasted American Emina Bektas 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (1) on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals at the Rothesay Classic.

Marino, from Vancouver, needed two hours 15 minutes to complete the second-round victory at the Wimbledon warm-up event. She had a 21-11 edge in aces.

The 32-year-old Canadian is currently ranked 90th in the WTA Tour rankings. She'll next face 39th-ranked Lin Zhu of China, who topped Poland's Magda Linette 6-3, 6-0.

The WTA250-level grass-court tournament continues through Sunday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 22, 2023.