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Monterrey Open: Mertens advances to semi-finals, Garcia next
Elise Mertens won against Elisabetta Cocciaretto 6-2, 6-2 on Saturday night and will play Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia, the top seed, in the next round
Belgian Elise Mertens, the No 4 seed, advanced to the last four of the Monterrey Open by beating Italian Elisabetta Cocciaretto, the No 8 seed, 6-2, 6-2 at the Estadio GNP Seguros on Friday night.
Mertens, ranked No 42, will face Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia, the top seed, next.
Earlier in the tournament, the Belgian won against Russian Diana Shnaider (6-0, 6-4) and Romanian qualifier Elena-Gabriela Ruse (6-3, 3-6, 6-2).
Cocciaretto, ranked No 49, won against Spanish lucky loser Marina Bassols Ribera (7-5, 6-2) and German Tatjana Maria (7-6 (5), 7-6 (3)).
Monterrey WTA 250, other quarter-finals results (Estadio GNP Seguros, hard, USD 259.303, most recent results first):
- Caroline Garcia (1) beat Mayar Sherif (7): 6-0, 6-4
- Donna Vekic (3) beat Ysaline Bonaventure: 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (5)
- Lin Zhu (5) beat Caroline Dolehide (Q): 6-3, 6-2