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WTA Hobart International: Blinkova upsets Putintseva to set up Davis semi-final clash

Anna Blinkova defeated Yulia Putintseva 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday to make the last four

Anna Blinkova Imago / Panoramic

Russian qualifier Anna Blinkova advanced to the semi-finals of the WTA Hobart International by winning against Kazakh Yulia Putintseva, the No 8 seed, 6-3, 6-4 at the Domain Tennis Centre on Thursday.

Blinkova, ranked No 72, will face American Lauren Davis for a place in the final. Davis defeated Chinese lucky loser Xinyu Wang 6-3, 6-3 in another quarter-final on Thursday.

Earlier in the tournament, the Russian beat Italian Lucia Bronzetti (6-4, 6-3) and Czech Marie Bouzkova, the top seed (7-5, 6-4).

Meanwhile, Putintseva, ranked No 51, defeated American Claire Liu (6-2, 6-4) and Spanish qualifier Nuria Parrizas Diaz (6-2, 6-3) earlier in the week.

Hobart WTA 250, other quarter-final results (Domain Tennis Centre, hard, USD 259,303, most recent results first):

  • Lauren Davis beat Xinyu Wang 6-3, 6-3
  • Sofia Kenin (WC) beat Anhelina Kalinina (5): 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
  • Elisabetta Cocciaretto beat Bernarda Pera (6): 5-7, 7-6 (8), 6-4
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