Tennis, WTA – Citi Open 2022: Samsonova defeats Raducanu

Russian Liudmila Samsonova won two sets to nil (7-6 [6]6-1) against No. 2 seed Emma Raducanu and qualified for the Citi Open semi-finals on Saturday in a night session.

Samsonova, 60th player in the world at the WTA, will face the lucky Chinese loser Xiyu Wang in the semi-finals of the Citi Open.

The Russian tenniswoman has made an exceptional career in the American capital since she eliminated the Belgian Elise Mertens, seeded n°5 (7-6 [4]6-4), and Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic (4-6, 6-3, 6-2), in earlier rounds.

Raducanu, ranked 10th in the WTA, had for his part clearly beaten the American qualifier Louisa Chirico (6-4, 6-2), and had won against the Colombian Camila Osorio (7-6 [5]7-6 [4]) in almost three hours.

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