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Strasbourg Open: Elina Svitolina reaches first WTA Tour level semi-final since becoming a mother
Elina Svitolina won against Varvara Gracheva 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday and will face the winner of the match between Frenchwoman Clara Burel and American Bernarda Pera, the No 4 seed, in the next round
Ukrainian wildcard Elina Svitolina defeated Russian Varvara Gracheva, the No 6 seed, 6-3, 6-4 to move into the semi-finals of the Strasbourg Open at the Tennis Club de Strasbourg on Thursday afternoon.
Elina Svitolina will play the winner of the match between Frenchwoman Clara Burel and American Bernarda Pera, the No 4 seed, next.
Earlier in the tournament, the Ukrainian won against American Louisa Chirico (6-4, 7-6 (1)) and New Zealander lucky loser Erin Routliffe (W/O).
Gracheva, ranked No 44, edged out Chinese lucky loser Zhuoxuan Bai (6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (3)) and beat Frenchwoman Selena Janicijevic (6-2, 6-1) in the previous rounds of the Strasbourg tournament.
Strasbourg WTA 250, other last 8 results (Tennis Club de Strasbourg, clay, EUR 225.480, most recent results first):
- Clara Burel vs. Bernarda Pera
- Lauren Davis (7) beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (WC): 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-0
- Anna Blinkova beat Emma Navarro: 6-4, 6-4