WTA Tour

French teen reaches first WTA semi-final

2016-09-17 07:33
Tennis (File)

Quebec City - French teen Oceane Dodin advanced to her first WTA semi-final on Friday by defeating Belgium's Alison Van Uytvanck 6-2, 6-4 in Quebec City.

The 19-year-old from Lille, who is ranked 132nd in the world, took only 76 minutes to win her quarter-final and will now play for a place in Sunday's final against 125th-ranked Julia Boserup.

Boserup eliminated fellow American Catherine Bellis 7-6 (7/0), 6-4 in an all-Californian quarter-final.

US qualifier Lauren Davis, the highest-ranked player remaining in the field at 104th, ousted Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva 6-3, 7-6 (7/4).

Davis will next play the winner of a later quarter-final between Czech Tereza Martincova and American Jessica Pegula.

Kudryavtseva had been the only remaining player in the field with a WTA title, having captured the 2010 Tashkent Open.

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