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Top seed Swiatek sees off McNally to advance to semi-finals

Iga Swiatek won against Catherine McNally 6-4, 6-4 on Friday. She’ll face the winner of the match between Czech wildcard Tereza Martincova and Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova in the next round

Iga Swiatek Ostrava SF CTK Photobank / Panoramic

World No 1 Iga Swiatek beat American qualifier Caty McNally 6-4, 6-4 to reach the semi-finals of the Ostrava Open at the Ostravar Aréna on Friday afternoon.

The top-seeded Pole will face the winner of the match between Czech wildcard Tereza Martincova and Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova next.

In the previous round, the 21-year-old Pole benefited from the abandonment of Australian qualifier Ajla Tomljanovic (7-5, 2-2).

McNally, ranked No 151, won against Russian qualifier Anna Blinkova (6-1, 6-2) and Czech wildcard Karolina Muchova (6-1, 3-6, 6-1) earlier in the tournament.

Ostrava WTA 500, other last-eight results (Ostravar Aréna, hard, USD 757.900, most recent results first):

  • Tereza Martincova vs. Ekaterina Alexandrova
  • Elena Rybakina vs. Petra Kvitova
  • Barbora Krejcikova beat Alycia Parks (Q): 7-6 (7), 6-3
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