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Top seed Sakkari pulls off another recovery to make last four in Parma

Maria Sakkari edged out Maryna Zanevska 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday and will face Montenegrin Danka Kovinic in the next round

Maria Sakkari 2022 Zuma / Panoramic

Greek Maria Sakkari, the top seed, came from a set down for the third time in a row as she beat Belgian Maryna Zanevska 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the semi-finals of the Parma Open on Thursday.

Sakkari, ranked No 7, will play Montenegrin Danka Kovinic next.

The Greek won against Ukrainian qualifier Kateryna Baindl (6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-3) and Dutchwoman Arantxa Rus (3-6, 6-2, 6-3) ahead of her victory.

In the previous rounds, Zanevska, ranked No 97, beat Italian Lucia Bronzetti, the No 8 seed (6-3, 6-2) and Hungarian Dalma Galfi (6-1, 6-3).

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

  • Ana Bogdan vs. Irina-Camelia Begu
  • Danka Kovinic beat Jasmine Paolini: 6-4, 6-4
  • Mayar Sherif beat Lauren Davis: 7-6 (2), 6-3
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