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Hobart International 1: Kenin beats Kalinina to reach the last four

Sofia Kenin defeated Anhelina Kalinina 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 on Thursday night and will play Italian Elisabetta Cocciaretto in the next round

Sofia Kenin Toronto 2022 ofia Kenin (USA) returns a ball to Sloane Stephens (USA) (not pictured) at Sobeys Stadium. || AI / Reuters / Panoramic

American wildcard Sofia Kenin beat Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina, the No 5 seed, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 to move into the last 4 of the Hobart International 1 at the Domain Tennis Centre on Thursday.

Kenin, now ranked No 280, three years after her win at the Australian Open, will face Italian Elisabetta Cocciaretto next.

In the previous rounds of the Hobart tournament, the American won against Chinese Lin Zhu (6-2, 6-2) and Belgian qualifier Maryna Zanevska (6-2, 6-3).

Kalinina, ranked No 40, won against Canadian Rebecca Marino (6-2, 6-1) and German Tatjana Maria (4-6, 6-3, 6-3).

Hobart WTA 250, other last eight results (Domain Tennis Centre, hard, USD 259.303, most recent results first):

  • Lauren Davis vs. Xinyu Wang : Thursday in Hobart
  • Anna Blinkova vs. Yulia Putintseva : Thursday in Hobart
  • Elisabetta Cocciaretto beat Bernarda Pera (6): 5-7, 7-6 (8), 6-4

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