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American Parks ousts Kovinic in Lyon to reach first WTA 250 semi-final
Alycia Parks defeated Danka Kovinic 7-5, 6-2 on Friday. She’ll play the winner of the match between Russian Anastasia Potapova, the No 5 seed, and Belgian Maryna Zanevska in the next round
American Alycia Parks beat Montenegrin Danka Kovinic, the No 7 seed, 7-5, 6-2 to advance to the last 4 of the Lyon Open at the Palais des Sports de Gerland Lyon on Friday afternoon.
Parks, ranked No 79, will play the winner of the match between Russian Anastasia Potapova, the No 5 seed, and Belgian Maryna Zanevska next.
Ahead of her victory, the 22-year-old American edged out Austrian Julia Grabher (6-3, 5-7, 6-4) and won against Croat Petra Martic, the No 4 seed (2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2).
Kovinic, ranked No 67, won against Swiss Viktorija Golubic (6-1, 6-4) and Hungarian Anna Bondar (4-6, 6-2, 6-3) earlier in the tournament.
Lyon WTA 250, other quarter-finals results (Palais des Sports de Gerland Lyon, USD 259.303, most recent results first):
- Camila Osorio vs. Linda Noskova
- Caroline Garcia vs. Jasmine Paolini
- Anastasia Potapova vs. Maryna Zanevska: friday