Sakkari upsets Venus Williams to reach Silicon Valley semis

05 Août, 2018, 16:07 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
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Serena slayer Johanna Konta was sent packing from the Silicon Valley Classic on Friday when she suffered a 7-6 (4) 6-3 quarter-final loss to fourth seed Elise Mertens.

Collins, a two-time NCAA champion for Virginia, advanced after former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus retired midway through the second set due to injury.

Sakkari persevered past Williams on Friday despite trailing in both sets, and she again displayed the knack for a comeback.

Unseeded Maria Sakkari of Greece delivered a thrilling encore performance to her previous upset over Venus Williams to beat Danielle Collins and reach her first WTA final at the Silicon Valley Classic on Saturday.

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Collins seemed to get back on track to open with a break, but Sakkari slammed the door shut as she reeled off the next six points in a row to close out the match in emphatic fashion after just under two hours and 15 minutes.

"I thought I was really solid throughout the whole match", Petkovic told reporters.

In the nail-biting tiebreak, Petkovic led 5-2 but had to save three match points before converting her first to seal her spot in the final four.

Seven seed Croatian Donna Vekic was leading 3-0 over Magda Linette in the opening set when play was suspended. The Romanian will face No. 4 seed Elise Mertens.

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