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Ostrava Open: In-form Krejcikova ends Parks’ run to reach semi-finals
Barbora Krejcikova won against Alycia Parks 7-6 (7), 6-3 on Friday afternoon and will face the winner of the match between Kazakh Elena Rybakina and Czech wildcard Petra Kvitova in the next round
Czech Barbora Krejcikova ended the stunning run of American qualifier Alycia Parks 7-6 (7), 6-3 to advance to the last four of the Ostrava Open at the Ostravar Aréna on Friday.
Krejcikova, ranked No 23, will face the winner of the match between Kazakh Elena Rybakina and Czech wildcard Petra Kvitova next.
The Czech beat American Shelby Rogers (6-2, 6-2) and Swiss Belinda Bencic, the No 6 seed (W/O) in the previous rounds of the Ostrava.
Earlier in the tournament, Parks, ranked No 144, won against Czech Karolina Pliskova (6-0, 7-6 (3)) and edged out Greek Maria Sakkari, the No 4 seed (5-7, 7-5, 7-5).
Ostrava WTA 500, other last 8 results (Ostravar Aréna, hard, USD 757.900, most recent results first):
- Tereza Martincova vs. Ekaterina Alexandrova
- Elena Rybakina vs. Petra Kvitova
- Iga Swiatek vs. Catherine McNally