American world No. 36 Olivia Blatchford will face recently-crowned Canadian national champion Samantha Cornett in the $15, 000 PSA CourtCare Open quarterfinals Thursday afternoon in Preston, England.
The twenty-two-year old from Wilton, Connecticut, eased through her first round match against English qualifier Nada Elkalaawy, who was forced to concede the match midway into the second game due to injury.
Thursday afternoon’s quarterfinal match between Blatchford and Cornett will stream live at 1:45pm ET on www.livestream.com.
The CourtCare Open will serve as a warm up for the $150, 000 Allam British Open—a World Series event—next week on England’s eastern coast in Hull, where Blatchford is a qualifier.
Last month, the twenty-two-year old captured her fifth career professional title—the $5, 000 Paderborn Open—before reaching the quarterfinals of the $15, 000 Irish Open.