Wimbledon quarter-finalist Jule Niemeier clearly defeated qualifier Eva Lys in Lausanne and entered the quarter-finals.

Niemeier reached the quarter-finals in her first tennis tournament after the grass-court classic and won a German duel. The 22-year-old from Dortmund beat young hope Eva Lys from Hamburg 6:4, 6:2 in 77 minutes at the WTA tournament in Lausanne.

Niemeier took the serve from her opponent, who is two years younger, four times in the round of 16 and showed a commanding performance, especially in the second set. “It was difficult to play against Eva today, we are really good friends. It’s difficult to deal with the emotions,” Niemeier said. She will now face Anastasia Potapova of Russia in the clay court event.

Niemeier had celebrated the biggest success of her career by reaching the quarter-finals at Wimbledon. She had been eliminated in the round of the best eight against Tatjana Maria. The 34-year-old subsequently lost in the semi-finals and decided not to take part in Lausanne.