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Morocco Open: Bronzetti through to last four

Lucia Bronzetti edged out Nuria Parrizas Diaz and will play Italian Martina Trevisan in the semi-finals of the WTA Morocco Open

Lucia Bronzetti of Italy in action during the first round of the 2022 Internazionali BNL D'Italia in Rome Lucia Bronzetti of Italy in action during the first round of the 2022 Internazionali BNL D’Italia in Rome Image Credit: Zuma / Panoramic

Italian Lucia Bronzetti edged out Spaniard Nuria Parrizas Diaz, the No 3 seed, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) to reach the semi-finals of the WTA Morocco Open at Union Sportive des Cheminots du Maroc in Rabat on Thursday evening.

Lucia Bronzetti, ranked No 83, will play Italian Martina Trevisan in the last four.

Prior to Thursday’s win, the Italian defeated Russian Anna Kalinskaya, the No 8 seed (6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3) and Frenchwoman Clara Burel (6-3, 6-2).

Parrizas Diaz, ranked No 48, won against Canadian qualifier Carol Zhao (7-6 (7-4), 1-6, 6-2) and Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic (4-6, 6-3, 6-0) earlier in the tournament.

American Clare Liu will take on fifth seed Anna Bondar in the other semi-final.

Rabat WTA 250: Other last eight results (Union Sportive des Cheminots du Maroc, clay, USD 251.750)

  • Martina Trevisan beat Arantxa Rus (7): 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
  • Claire Liu beat Astra Sharma: 6-4, 6-1
  • Anna Bondar (5) beat Ajla Tomljanovic (2): 5-1 retd.
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