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Open de Limoges: Blinkova makes semi-finals
Anna Blinkova won against Ana Bogdan 6-1, 6-2 on Thursday and will face Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina, the No 5 seed, in the next round
Russian Anna Blinkova advanced to the semi-finals of the Open de Limoges by defeating Romanian Ana Bogdan, the No 4 seed, 6-1, 6-2 at the Palais des Sports de Beaublanc on Thursday afternoon.
Blinkova, ranked No 80, will face Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina, the No 5 seed, next.
The Russian won against American wildcard Sofia Kenin (6-4, 6-4) and Belgian Greet Minnen (7-6 (4), 7-5) ahead of her victory.
In the previous rounds of the Limoges Open, Bogdan, ranked No 54, won against Italian Lucrezia Stefanini (6-1, 6-2) and American Katrina Scott (6-3, 7-5).
Limoges WTA 125, other last 8 results (Palais des Sports de Beaublanc, EUR 92.742, most recent results first):
- Lucia Bronzetti vs. Clara Burel
- Clara Tauson vs. Varvara Gracheva: thursday
- Anhelina Kalinina beat Shuai Zhang (1): 6-3, 6-1