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Parma Open: Bogdan knocks out third seed Begu to reach semi-finals

Ana Bogdan won against Irina-Camelia Begu 6-2, 7-6 (6) on Thursday evening. She’ll play Egyptian Mayar Sherif in the next round

Anna Bogdan Parma 2022 Zuma / Panoramic

Sixth seed Ana Bogdan advanced to the semi-finals of the Parma Open by beating No 3 seed Irina-Camelia Begu 6-2, 7-6 (6) at the Tennis Club Parma on Thursday evening.

Bogdan, ranked No 53, will play Egyptian Mayar Sherif next.

Bogdan won against Brazilian Laura Pigossi (6-1, 6-2) and Slovak qualifier Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (6-2, 3-6, 6-3) in the previous rounds.

Earlier in the tournament, Begu, ranked No 33, benefitted from the abandonment of Bulgarian Viktoriya Tomova (7-5, 5-1) and won against Italian wildcard Matilde Paoletti (6-4, 6-4).

Parma WTA 250, other last 8 results (Tennis Club Parma, clay, EUR 203.204, most recent results first):

  • Maria Sakkari (1) beat Maryna Zanevska: 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
  • Danka Kovinic beat Jasmine Paolini: 6-4, 6-4
  • Mayar Sherif beat Lauren Davis: 7-6 (2), 6-3
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