PALERMO, Italy (AP) — Elena-Gabriela Ruse of Romania reached her second straight WTA semifinals as a qualifier at the Palermo Girls folks Open on Friday.
Ruse came out of qualifying two weeks previously at the Hamburg European Open and won her maiden WTA title. She cracked the tip 150 for the first time.
She’s a qualifier again in Palermo, and made the final four after beating Lucia Bronzetti of Italy 6-4, 7-5. She faces sixth-seeded Oceane Dodin of France on Saturday.
Dodin double-faulted 16 cases and aloof overcame Jaqueline Cristian of Romania 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-4.
Fourth-seeded Zhang Shuai modified into as soon as on the verge of her second final of the year after Nottingham in June after edging Olga Danilovic of Serbia 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2), saving nine ruin points.
Zhang will play high-seeded Danielle Collins of the United States after she beat seventh-seeded Astra Sharma of Australia 6-1, 6-4.
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