Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi, seeded No. 6, reached the semi-finals of the Citi Open, winning two sets to one (6-7 6-4, 6-3) against Russian Anna Kalinskaya on Friday.
Kanepi, No. 37 in the WTA, will face the winner of the upcoming match between Australian Daria Saville and Canadian qualifier Rebecca Marino, who beat Venus Williams.
In the previous rounds, the 37-year-old Estonian had clearly beaten the Belgian Greet Minnen (6-3, 6-3), and needed three sets to dominate the Chinese Lin Zhu (4-6, 6-4, 6-4).
Kalinskaya, 71st player in the world at the WTA, had beaten the American Madison Brengle without being worried by the score (6-3, 6-0), and had won the abandonment of the Romanian Simona Halep, seeded n ° 3 (7-5, 2-0 out).
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