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Ostrava Open: Alexandrova into semi-finals
Ekaterina Alexandrova defeated Tereza Martincova 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 on Friday evening and will face Pole Iga Swiatek, the top seed, in the next round
Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova reached the semi-finals of the Ostrava Open by beating Czech wildcard Tereza Martincova 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 at the Ostravar Aréna on Friday evening.
Alexandrova, ranked No 21, will face Pole Iga Swiatek, the top seed, next.
Ahead of her victory, the Russian won against Belarusian Victoria Azarenka (6-4, 4-6, 6-2) and No 5 seed Daria Kasatkina (6-1, 7-6 (1)).
Martincova, ranked No 78, defeated Swiss Jil Teichmann (7-6 (1), 7-6 (5)) and Estonian Anett Kontaveit, the No 3 seed (7-6 (3), 1-0 ret.) in the previous rounds.
Ostrava WTA 500, other last eight results (Ostravar Aréna, hard, USD 757.900, most recent results first):
- Elena Rybakina beat Petra Kvitova (WC): 7-6 (5), 6-4
- Iga Swiatek beat Catherine McNally (Q): 6-4, 6-4
- Barbora Krejcikova beat Alycia Parks (Q): 7-6 (7), 6-3