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Tallinn Open: Kanepi into semi-finals, Estonian clash to come !

Kaia Kanepi edged out Karolina Muchova 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (6) on Friday evening

Kaia Kanepi, 2022 Kaia Kanepi in 2022 | © AI / Reuters / Panoramic

Estonian Kaia Kanepi edged out Czech wildcard Karolina Muchova 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (6) to advance to the last 4 of the Tallinn Open at the Forus Tennis Centre on Friday evening.

Kanepi, ranked No 32, will play Estonian Anett Kontaveit, the top seed, next.

The 37-year-old defeated Latvian Jelena Ostapenko, the No 5 seed (4-6, 6-4, 6-0) and American Ann Li (7-5, 7-5) ahead of her victory.

In the previous rounds, Muchova, ranked No 224, won against French qualifier Jessika Ponchet (6-0, 6-2) and Swiss qualifier Viktorija Golubic (4-6, 6-0, 6-2).

Tallinn WTA 250, other quarter-finals results (Forus Tennis Centre, hard, EUR 251.750, most recent results first):

  • Anett Kontaveit (1) beat Ysaline Bonaventure (Q): 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
  • Barbora Krejcikova (7) beat Beatriz Haddad Maia (3): 6-3, 6-4
  • Belinda Bencic (2) beat Donna Vekic: 6-4, 6-1
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