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Strasbourg: Svitolina and Rybakina in the last four

ByRoborto Sykes

Sep 24, 2020
Elina Svitolina traces her path. This Thursday, the Ukrainian, 5th player in the world and seeded No. 2, validated her ticket for the semi-finals of the WTA International tournament in Strasbourg in France, played on clay. For this, the player eliminated the Swiss Jil Teichmann, 54th player in the world, in two sets (6-4, 6-3) and 1h25 of play. To know her next opponent, the Ukrainian will have to wait, since the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, 12th player in the world and seeded No. 4, could not go to the end of her quarter-final, she who found herself in elsewhere very badly embarked, after 1h11 of play.

Rybakina will have a great card to play

It is indeed the Czech Katerina Siniakova, 62nd player in the world, who was in front at the time of the interruption (6-2, 1-2). As for the other semi-final, it will concern the Kazakhe Elena Rybakina, 18th world player and seeded n ° 5, who got the better of the Chinese Shuai Zhang, 40th player in the world and after qualifying, in two sets (6-3, 6-2) and 1h01 of play. In front of her, the Japanese Nao Hibino, 84th player in the world, who disposed of the Latvian Jelena Ostapenko, 43rd player in the world, in two tie-breaks (7-6 (2), 7-6 (4)) and 1h44 of play.

WTA StrasbourgSTRASBOURG (France, WTA International, clay, 225,500 €)
Title holder: Dayana Yastremska (UKR)

Semi-finals
Hibino (JAP) – Rybakina (KAZ, n ° 5)
Siniakova (RTC) or Sabalenka (BIE, n ° 4) – Svitolina (UKR, n ° 2)

Quarter-finals
Hibino (JAP) beats Ostapenko (LET): 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4)
Rybakina (KAZ, n ° 5) beats Zhang (CHN, Q): 6-3, 6-2
Siniakova (RTC) – Sabalenka (BIE, n ° 4) interrupted at 6-2, 1-2
Svitolina (UKR, n ° 2) beats Teichmann (SUI): 6-4, 6-3

Round of 16
Ostapenko (LET) beats Bertens (PBS, n ° 3): 2-6, 6-4, 4-2 retirement
Hibino (JAP) beats Diyas (KAZ): 7-5, 6-3
Zhang (CHN, Q) bat Burel (FRA, WC) : 6-3, 7-6 (3)
Rybakina (KAZ, n ° 5) bat Cornet (FRA) : 6-3, 7-6 (8)

Siniakova (RTC) beats Alexandrova (RUS, n ° 7): 6-2, 6-4
Sabalenka (BIE, n ° 4) beats Blinkova (RUS): 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
Teichmann (SUI) beats Pavlyuchenkova (RUS): 7-6 (3), 7-5
Svitolina (UKR, n ° 2) beats Linette (POL): 7-6 (0), 7-5

First round
Bertens (PBS, n ° 3) – Bye
Ostapenko (LET) beats Davis (USA): 6-2, 6-3
Diyas (KAZ) beats McHale (USA, Q): 6-7 (4), 7-5, 7-6 (3)
Hibino (JAP) beats Stephens (USA, # 8): 6-2, 3-6, 6-1

Burel (FRA, WC) beats Bondarenko (UKR): 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Zhang (CHN, Q) beats Tomljanovic (AUS): 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Cornet (FRA) beats Hercog (SLO): 6-3, 6-4
Rybakina (KAZ, n ° 5) beats Minnen (BEL, Q): 7-5, 6-4

Alexandrova (RUS, n ° 7) def. Sanders (AUS, LL): 6-1, 6-0
Siniakova (RTC) beats Pera (USA): 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1
Blinkova (RUS) beats Goerges (ALL, LL): 6-1, 6-2
Sabalenka (BIE, n ° 4) beats Perez (AUS, Q): 6-4, 6-3

Teichmann (SUI) beats Anisimova (USA, n ° 6): 6-2, 6-3
Pavluychenkova (RUS) bat van Uytvanck (BEL): 6-3, 7-5
Linette (POL) bat Parmentier (FRA, WC) : 6-4, 6-3
Svitolina (UKR, n ° 2) – Bye

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