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Badosa beats Gauff in straight sets in San Jose Open quarter-finals

Paula Badosa defeats Coco Gauff to reach the San Jose semi-finals on Friday evening. Badosa will face Daria Kasatkina for a place in the championship match

Paulo Badosa, Australia, January 2022 © Zuma / Panoramic

Spain’s Paula Badosa, the second seed, defeated American Coco Gauff, the No 6 seed, in straight sets to reach the semi-finals of the San Jose Open at San Jose State University Tennis Center on Friday.

Gauff took an early break in the match and served for the set at 5-4 but Badosa fought back to claim the first set in a tiebreak.

She then dominated the second set to win 7-6 (4), 6-2 to reach her fourth semi-final of the season.

Ranked No 4 in the world, Badosa will next meet Russian Daria Kasatkina, the No 7 seed, for a place in the final.

The Spaniard had defeated American qualifier Elizabeth Mandlik (6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (5)) in her previous match this week while Gauff was coming off a win against former world No 1 Naomi Osaka (6-4, 6-4) in the second round.

San Jose WTA 500, other quarter-final results (San Jose State University Tennis Center, hard, USD 757.900, most recent results first):

  • Shelby Rogers vs. Amanda Anisimova
  • Veronika Kudermetova (9) beat Ons Jabeur (3): 7-6 (5), 6-2
  • Daria Kasatkina beat Aryna Sabalenka (4): 4-6, 7-5, 6-0
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