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Transylvania Open: Harriet Dart into quarter-finals and heading back into WTA top 100



Harriet Dart is set to return to the world’s top 100 after she defeated Elisabetta Cocciaretto to reach the Transylvania Open quarter-finals.

The British number three fought back from a set down to clinch a 5-7 7-5 6-3 victory over the fifth seed in Cluj.

Dart, who came through qualifying for the WTA Tour event, entered the week in 103rd spot but will move up after a slide down the rankings last year.

The 27-year-old faces unseeded Spaniard Nuria Parrizas Diaz in the last eight.

Dart’s victory over Cocciaretto in Romania was the fifth time she had made the last eight of a WTA Tour event.

However, it was first time she had done so away from British grass, with her last such run coming in Birmingham last summer.

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