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WTA Hobart International: Lauren Davis to meet Anna Blinkova in semis

The American defeated Xinyu Wang 6-3, 6-3 in the Hobart quarter-finals

Lauren Davis Lauren Davis at Wimbledon in 2019 (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)

American qualifier Lauren Davis advanced to the semi-finals of the WTA Hobart International by defeating Chinese lucky loser Xinyu Wang 6-3, 6-3 at the Domain Tennis Centre on Thursday.

Davis, ranked No 84, will face Russian qualifier Anna Blinkova for a place in the final.

Ahead of her win today, the American defeated No 4 seed Sloane Stephens (6-2, 6-2) and Belgian Ysaline Bonaventure (7-6 (1), 6-3).

Wang, ranked No 89, had scored wins over Australian wildcard Olivia Gadecki (6-4, 7-5) and Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck (7-5, 4-6, 6-3) earlier in the tournament

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

  • Anna Blinkova beat Yulia Putintseva (8): 6-3, 6-4
  • 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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