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WTA Adelaide International: Badosa sets up Kasatkina semi-final showdown

Paula Badosa won against Beatriz Haddad Maia 7-6 (5), 7-5 on Thursday in the quarter-finals

Paula Badosa, Adélaïde 2022 Paula Badosa, Adélaïde 2022 – © Zuma / Panoramic

Spaniard Paula Badosa, the No 9 seed, beat Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia, the No 11 seed, 7-6 (5), 7-5 to reach the semi-finals of the WTA Adelaide International at the Memorial Drive Tennis Park on Thursday.

Badosa, ranked No 11, will face Russian Daria Kasatkina, the No 5 seed, next.

The two met three times in 2022 with Kasatkina leading 2-1 in their head-to-head, including the last two meetings.

Ahead of her win today, the Spaniard won against Estonian Anett Kontaveit (6-4, 6-3) and Estonian lucky loser Kaia Kanepi (6-1, 7-5).

Meanwhile, Haddad Maia, ranked No 15, had defeated Romanian qualifier Sorana Cirstea (7-6 (5), 6-1) and American lucky loser Amanda Anisimova (6-4, 7-5) earlier in the week.

Adelaide WTA 500, other last 8 results (Memorial Drive Tennis Park, hard, USD 780,637, most recent results first):

  • Daria Kasatkina beat Petra Kvitova (12): 6-3, 7-6 (3)
  • Caroline Garcia vs. Belinda Bencic
  • Danielle Collins vs. Veronika Kudermetova
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