WTA roundup: Anisimova upsets Zhang Shuai at Hiroshima semis

2
WTA roundup: Anisimova upsets Zhang Shuai at Hiroshima semisWTA roundup: Anisimova upsets Zhang Shuai at Hiroshima semis

American Amanda Anisimova advanced to the first WTA final of her career with a 7-6 (4), 7-5 upset of China’s Zhang Shuai on Saturday at the Japan Women’s Open in Hiroshima.

Anisimova was facing the top-seeded Shuai in her maiden semifinal. She rallied from 3-1 down to win the first set in a tiebreaker and broke Shuai’s serve twice in the second to claim victory in 1 hour, 48 minutes.

Anisimova, 17, is the youngest player to make a final since Croatia’s Donna Vekic played in two (Tashkent 2012, Birmingham 2013) at 16 years old.

Her opponent in the final will be second-seeded Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan. Hsieh completed a suspended quarterfinal victory over No. 5 Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia before defeating fourth-seeded Qiang Wang of China 6-4, 6-4.

Coupe Banque Nationale

American qualifier Jessica Pegula rallied past fifth-seeded compatriot Sofia Kenin 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 to advance to her first career final at Quebec City.

Fresh off an upset of second-seeded Croatian Petra Martic, the 24-year-old Pegula struck 10 aces and broke the 19-year-old Kenin’s serve five times in the last two sets to get the win in 1 hour, 58 minutes.

Pegula’s opponent on Sunday will be eight-seeded Frenchwoman Pauline Parmentier, who also was forced to rally to be Great Britain’s Heather Watson 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (5). Parmentier struck 10 aces in the win.

–Field Level Media OLUSSPORT Reuters US Online Report Sports News 20180916T013451+0000

Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Therefore Fusion Media doesn`t bear any responsibility for any trading losses you might incur as a result of using this data.

Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals contained within this website. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.

2 COMMENTS

Comments are closed.