Jessica Pegula rallies to reach Korea Open semifinals

SEOUL — Jessica Pegula secures a spot in the Korea Open semifinals after a hard-fought victory over fellow American Claire Liu. Pegula, currently ranked fourth, aims to clinch her fourth title of the season. Her next opponent will be Yanina Wickmayer, who dominated the match against Polina Kudermetova.

In another exciting matchup, Emina Bektas comes out on top against Kimberly Birrell, securing her place in the semifinals after a grueling battle. Bektas, ranked 116th, is set to face Yuan Yue, who caused an upset by defeating fourth-seeded Marie Bouzkova in a closely contested match.

Zhengzhou Open

Daria Kasatkina advances to the Zhengzhou Open semifinals as her opponent Ons Jabeur is forced to withdraw due to a knee injury sustained in the second round. Jabeur expresses her regret and appreciation for her time in Zhengzhou before bowing out of the tournament.

Kasatkina’s next challenge will be Barbora Krejcikova, who was leading Lesia Tsurenko before her retirement from the match.

Jasmine Paolini, the player responsible for eliminating top-seeded Victoria Azarenka in the previous round, continues her impressive streak by defeating Laura Siegemund in a thrilling match. Paolini is now set to face Zheng Qinwen, who secured her spot in the semifinals by defeating Anhelina Kalinina.

Hong Kong Open

Martina Trevisan pulls off a remarkable upset by defeating third-seeded Elise Mertens in straight sets, securing her place in the Hong Kong Open semifinals. Trevisan, currently ranked 42nd, will now face Katerina Siniakova, who emerged victorious against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Leylah Fernandez, after a 19-month wait, reaches the semifinals by beating Linda Fruhvirtova in a hard-fought match. Fernandez will square off against fifth-seeded Anna Blinkova in the next round, who eliminated Sara Sorribes Tormo.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.


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