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Coco Gauff’s exit from Silicon Valley classic, Radukanu at Citi Open makes a big difference

Despite being ranked fourth in the world, Paula Badosa came into her quarterfinals as the underdog alongside red-hot Coco Gauff, but played like the preferred path to a 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 win . ,

Normally one of his stronger weapons, Gauff’s serve was a liability on Friday, six double faults in the first set to drop the opening frame despite only breaking Badosa twice.

In the second set, when Badosa was converting 92 percent (11-of-12) of his perfect first serve, Gough’s figure was 53 percent (15 out of eight) as the Spaniard’s comeback game was at its peak. was the best.

After defeating Russia’s Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus 4-6, 7-5, 6-0, Badosa will face seventh seed Daria Kasatkina in the semi-finals. The longer the match went on, the less effective Sabalenka’s ability to return to serve became.

In the first set, which Sabalenka won, she managed 53 percent (19-of-36) points over Kasatkina’s serve, and that number fell to 14 percent (14 out of two) in the decider.

Third seed and Wimbledon finalist Ons Jabur was defeated by ninth seed Veronika Kudermatova 7-6 (7-5) 6-2, and she defeated Amanda Anisimova 6-4 6- in the second semi-final against unseeded American Shelby Rogers. Will fight with 4.

Meanwhile, in Washington at the Citi Open, Emma Radukanu felt the effects of her grueling match 24 hours earlier as she lost 7-6 (8-6) 6-1 to Lyudmila Samsonova.

On Thursday, Radukanu played in the longest two-set match of the WTA season as she eventually made her way through two tiebreakers against Camila Osorio in two hours and 49 minutes, and another tough tie-break against Samsonova. After that she ran out of steam.

Samsonova will take on China’s Shiyu Wang in the semi-finals after another upset, as she beat fourth seed Victoria Azarenka 6-1 6-3.

Kaia Kanepi of Estonia booked her place in the second semi-final after a 6–7 (4–7) 6–4 6–3 win against Anna Kalinskaya, where she beat Daria Seville after getting the better of Canada’s Rebecca Marino 6. Will fight -1 7-5.

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