Vondroušová advanced to the semifinals after turning with Collins in Chicago

Tennis player Markéta Vondroušová will play the fourth semifinal of this year at the tournament in Chicago and the second in a row. The silver Olympic medalist defeated the tenth Danielle Collins from the USA 6: 7, 6: 0, 7: 6 in the quarterfinal match full of twists and turns.

For the second final of the season, Vondroušová will face the second two Garbiňa Muguruzaová from Spain, who defeated the tournament’s 200th player Mai Hontama from Japan 6: 3, 6: 2. With two-time Grand Slam champion Muguruza, Vondroušová competed in the semifinals of the Yarra Valley Classic in Melbourne this year and played only one game.

Vondrouš and Collins fought for more than two and a half hours. After the first set lost 4: 7 in the tie-break, she controlled the second set in less than half an hour and forced a decisive set. In it, she lost her service to 3: 4 and 5: 6, but the home tennis player could never confirm the break.

The match, in the dramatic moments of which the players often complained about the statements of the line judges, came to another shortened game. In it, Vondroušová took the lead 4: 1, did not let go of the lead and won 7: 3. The players made a total of 25 double mistakes in the match, of which 15 were defeated by Collins.

Coach Jan Mertl’s 22-year-old charge in Chicago followed up on the semifinals in Luxembourg, which she played two weeks ago. Vondroušová was also among the top four at the beginning of the season in Melbourne before the Australian Open and at the Olympic tournament in Tokyo, where she played her only final this year.

A home player can celebrate in Nur-Sultan

The premiere year of the women’s tournament in Nur-Sultan may have a home winner. Kazakh Julia Putineva, who was the number one who beat Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson 6: 2, 6: 4, and two, Alison Van Uytvanck, made it to the finals. The Belgian tennis player defeated the Romanian Jaqueline Cristian twice 6: 3.

According to the mutual balance, Putineva will be the favorite of Saturday’s match, defeating Van Uytvanck in all four matches so far. The two highest-stakes players made it to the finals of the WTA for the first time since last November.

Putince and Van Uytvanck will face the fifth final of their career. The 27-year-old Belgian turned all four previous participations into titles, most recently in Tashkent the year before last. One year younger, Putineva has already won in Budapest in July this year and has a chance for her second triumph in her life.

Chicago Women’s Tennis Tournament (Hard, $ 565,530):

Singles – Quarterfinals:

Vondroušová (CZE) – Collins (10-USA) 6: 7 (4: 7), 6: 0, 7: 6 (7: 3), Muguruza (2-Sp.) – Hontama (JPN) 6: 3, 6 : 2, Jaburova (6-Tun.) – Svitolinova (1-Ukr.) 6: 4, 6: 2.

Doubles Quarterfinals:

Peschke, Petkovicová (CZE / Germany) – Guarachiová, Krawczyková (3-Chile / USA) 4: 6, 6: 4, 10: 8.

San Diego Men’s Tennis Tournament (Hard, $ 661,800):

Singles – Quarterfinals:

Norrie (UK) – Shapovalov (4-CAN) 6: 3, 6: 1.

Men’s tennis tournament in Sofia (hard surface, subsidy 481.270 euros):

Singles – Quarterfinals:

Monfils (2-Fr.) – Mager (It.) 6: 2, 6: 2, Giron (USA) – Millman (8-Austr.) 6: 4, 6: 2, Sinner (1-It.) – Duckworth (Austr.) 7: 6 (7: 4), 6: 4, Krajinovič (5-Srb.) – Majchrzak (Pol.) 6: 3, 4: 6, 6: 3.

Women’s Tennis Tournament in Nur-Sultan (hard surface, $ 235,238 grant):

Singles Semifinals:

Putinceva (1-KAZ) – Peterson (6-Sweden) 6: 2, 6: 4, Van Uytvancková (2-Belg.) – Cristianová (ROU) 6: 3, 6: 3.

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