It was a huge day for American players at the Volvo Car Open. A couple of rising stars fought to stay alive, while one tour veteran captured her biggest win in quite some time. 

These are the Top 5 photos from Wednesday in Charleston: 


Caty McNally

Down a break in the decider, the American pushed past Anastasija Sevsatova, 7-6, 2-6, 6-4, on the green clay. The world No. 43 will next face Paula Badosa for a spot in the event's quarterfinal. 

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Lauren Davis

The American erased a set deficit against last year's Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin, and posted a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 scoreline to move into the last 16. This marks her biggest win in the past seven years, and she will next face a tough competitor in Coco Gauff. 

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Belinda Bencic

The Charleston No. 5 seed showed tremendous heart by saving two match points and pushing Paula Badosa to a deciding set. However, the Swiss player just couldn't maintain momentum and fell, 2-6, 7-6 (2), 1-6, to the Spaniard. 

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Ons Jabeur

That's four consecutive round of 16 appearances for the Tunisian player. Jabeur captured a seamless 6-3, 6-3 win against American Hailey Baptiste and will take on Alize Cornet next. 

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Veronika Kudermetova 

In her past five events, the Russian has struggled to put together two consecutive wins, but that all changed on Wednesday. Kudermetova defeated Emma Navarro, 6-4, 6-4, to move into the event's last 16, where she will battle qualifier Kurumi Nara.

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