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Linz Open: Potapova advances to semi-finals

Anastasia Potapova beat Anna-Lena Friedsam 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 on Friday evening and will face Czech Marketa Vondrousova in the next round

Anastasia Potapova ANASTASIA POTAPOVA during the UPPER AUSTRIA LADIES LINZ – WTA, Tennis Damen 250 – Womens Tennis, 8.2.2023 in Linz Design Center, Austria – Photo: Mathias Schulz *** ANASTASIA POTAPOVA during the UPPER AUSTRIA LADIES LINZ WTA 250 Womens Tennis, 8 2 2023 in Linz Design Center , Austria (Imago/Panoramic)
Upper Austria Ladies Linz •Quarter-final • completed
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Russian Anastasia Potapova, the No 8 seed, defeated German qualifier Anna-Lena Friedsam 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 to move into the semi-finals of the Linz Open at the Design Center Linz on Friday.

Potapova, ranked No 44, will play Czech Marketa Vondrousova next.

Earlier in the tournament, the 21-year-old Russian edged out Italian Lucia Bronzetti (2-6, 6-3, 6-4) and won against German Jule Niemeier (7-5, 3-6, 6-3).

Friedsam, ranked No 124, won against Italian qualifier Sara Errani (6-2, 6-4) and Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina, the No 4 seed (6-3, 7-5) in the previous rounds of the Linz tournament.

Linz WTA 250, other last eight results (Design Center Linz, EUR 225.480, most recent results first):

  • Clara Tauson vs. Petra Martic
  • Maria Sakkari vs. Donna Vekic
  • Marketa Vondrousova beat Dalma Galfi (Q): 4-1 ret.
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