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31st Palermo Ladies Open Quarterfinals Recap
Aliaksandra Sasnovich would test the top seed, Arantxa Rus and Tamara Zidansek would take their spot in the finals, and much more.
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31st Palermo Ladies Open Quarterfinals Results
Petra Martic (1) vs. Aliaksandra Sasnovich (q)
In the first match of the day, Petra Martic and Aliaksandra Sasnovich would battle to a tiebreak in the opening set. In the tiebreak, after 73 minutes of play, Martic would come out on top 7-5 to take the set 7-6 (7-5).
In the second set, despite a near comeback from Sasnovich, Martic would win 7-6 (7-3) to win the match 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3) and take her place in the semifinals.
Anett Kontaveit (4) vs. Elisabetta Cocciaretto (wc)
In the first set of Anett Kontaveit’s match against Elisabetta Cocciaretto, Kontaveit would have her way with Cocciaretto, defeating her 6-1.
However, in the second set, the wildcard would fight back and break Kontaveit three times en route to a 6-4 set victory. In the decisive third set, Kontaveit would pick up her level once again and win the match 6-1, 4-6, 6-1.
Fiona Ferro vs. Sara Errani (wc)
Sara Errani, a former World No. 1, would fall short against the WTA 53rd ranked Fiona Ferro in the opening set of their match today. Ferro would break Errani three times on her way to a 6-4 set win.
In the second set, Ferro would cruise by Errani, winning 6-1, to win the match 6-4, 6-1 and move on to the semifinals.
Dayana Yastremska (7) vs. Camila Giorgi
In the opening set of this star-studded quarterfinals match between Dayana Yastremska and Camila Giorgi, Yastremska would break Giorgi twice en route to a 6-4 set victory.
In the second set, Yastremska and Giorgi would each break the other once and would stay on serve until Yastremska broke Giorgi in the seventh game to go up 4-3. After a lot of back-and-forth, Giorgi would get the break back in the tenth game, leveling the match at 5-all.
The two would end up in a tiebreak that Giorgi would takeover, winning 7-5, to tie the match at a set apiece. In the final set, after six service holds, Giorgi would break Yastremska in the seventh game to go up 4-3.
Camila would consolidate the break in the next game and would go on to win the set 6-3 to take the match 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 to move on to the semifinals.
G.Minnen / A.Uytvanck vs. A.Rus / T.Zidansek
In the opening set of this doubles semifinals match, Greet Minnen and Alison van Uytvanck would take advantage of a quick 2-0 start to defeat Arantxa Rus and Tamara Zidansek.
In the second set, Rus and Zidansek would keep things much closer, and the set would go to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Rus and Zidansek would keep their hopes alive by winning 7-4 to take the set 7-6 (7-4) and level the match at one set apiece.
In the decisive third set tiebreak, Rus and Zidansek would complete the comeback by winning 13-11 to take the match 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 13-11. With this, they have secured themselves a place in the finals.
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