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WTA Adelaide International: Kudermetova saves five match points to beat Australian Open finalist Collins

The Russian will play the winner of the match between Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia, the No 4 seed, and Swiss Belinda Bencic, the No 8 seed, in the semis

Veronika Kudermetova, 2022 Veronika Kudermetova, 2022 | © AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Russian Veronika Kudermetova, the No 6 seed, defeated Australian Open finalist American Danielle Collins, the No 10 seed, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1 to reach the semi-finals of the WTA Adelaide International at the Memorial Drive Tennis Park on Thursday.

Kudermetova, ranked No 9, will face the winner of the match between Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia, the No 4 seed, and Swiss Belinda Bencic, the No 8 seed, next.

The Russian edged out Belarusian wildcard Victoria Azarenka (2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4) and benefited from the forfeit of Ekaterina Alexandrova in the previous rounds of the tournament.

Meanwhile, Collins, ranked No 14, defeated Czech qualifier Karolina Pliskova (6-2, 6-4) and Swiss qualifier Jil Teichmann (6-3, 7-6 (2)) earlier in the week.

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

  • Caroline Garcia vs. Belinda Bencic
  • Paula Badosa (9) beat Beatriz Haddad Maia (11): 7-6 (5), 7-5
  • Daria Kasatkina (5) beat Petra Kvitova (12): 6-3, 7-6 (3)

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