Aug 5, 2022; Washington, DC, USA; Emma Raducanu (GBR) reacts after missing a shot towards Liudmila Samsonova (not pictured) on day 5 of the Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY SportsRegister now for FREE unlimited get right of entry to to Reuters.com
August 6 – Russia’s Liudmila Samsonova saved 4 set points inside the first set and went directly to disillusioned second-seeded Emma Raducanu of Great Britain 7-6 (6), 6-1 in on Friday the quarterfinals of the Citi Open in Washington.
Raducanu, the reigning U.S. Open champion, failed on possibilities to win the primary set with Samsonova serving at 4-5. Raducanu ultimately went in advance 6-four in the tiebreaker but misplaced the subsequent 4 points.
Samsonova moved inside one win of her 2nd profession WTA Tour final. She completed runner-up on the 2021 German Open.Register now for FREE limitless get entry to to Reuters.com
Samsonova’s semifinal foe may be China’s Xiyu Wang, who disappointed fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-1, 6-3.
Sixth-seeded Kaia Kanepi of Estonia got here from at the back of to beat Russia’s Anna Kalinskaya 6-7 (four), 6-4, 6-3. Kanepi will subsequent oppose Australia’s Daria Saville, who defeated Canada’s Rebecca Marino 6-1, 7-five.
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Sixth-seeded Coco Gauff couldn’t build off her second-spherical win over Japan’s Naomi Osaka, falling 7-6 (four), 6-2 to 2nd-seeded Paula Badosa of Spain within the quarterfinals at San Jose, Calif.
Badosa is thru to her fourth semifinal of the yr as she looks to seize her first match title due to the fact triumphing at Sydney, Australia, in mid-January.
Her semifinal opponent will be 7th-seeded Daria Kasatkina of Russia, who rallied past fourth-seeded Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus four-6, 7-5, 6-0.
On the opposite half of the bracket, Shelby Rogers gained an all-U.S. showdown against Amanda Anisimova, 6-4, 6-4. Rogers will face off inside the semifinals towards 9th-seeded Veronika Kudermetova of Russia, who eliminated third-seeded Ons Jabeur of Tunisia 7-6 (5), 6-2.
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