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Trophée Clarins: McNally makes last four as Hibino quits, trailing 6-2, 5-3, 40-40
Catherine McNally advanced to the last four when Nao Hibino retired on medical advice, trailing 6-2, 5-3, 40-40
American Catherine McNally, the No 6 seed, moved into the semi-finals of the Trophée Clarins when Japanese Nao Hibino retired, trailing 6-2, 5-3, 40-40 at the Lagardère Paris Racing on Friday.
McNally, ranked No 62, will face the winner of the match between American Katie Volynets and Frenchwoman Alize Cornet, the No 7 seed, next.
In a message on Twitter, organisers said Hibino retired on medical advice, but no more information was available.
Ahead of her victory, the 21-year-old American won against Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic (6-4, 6-4) and Slovenian Tamara Zidansek (7-6 (3), 7-6 (1)).
Hibino, ranked No 118, defeated American Alycia Parks, the No 3 seed (6-2, 6-4) and Frenchwoman Oceane Dodin (6-1, 6-4) in the previous rounds.
Paris WTA 125K Series, other last eight results (Lagardère Paris Racing, clay, USD 115.000, most recent results first):
- Katie Volynets vs. Alize Cornet
- Diane Parry vs. Linda Noskova
- Kamilla Rakhimova vs. Varvara Gracheva