Romanian Ana Bogdan, seeded n°3, noticeably dominated Georgian Ekaterine Gorgodze, seeded n°8 (6-1, 6-2) and qualified for the semi-finals of the Iasi tournament , early Friday evening, at the Baza Sportivă Ciric in Iasi.
Bogdan, ranked No. 75 in the WTA, will face Russian qualifier Darya Astakhova in the semi-finals of the Romanian tournament.
Before her success against Gorgodze, 147th in the world at the WTA, on Friday, the Romanian had beaten the wild card Oana Georgeta Simion without being worried in the score (6-0, 6-2), and the Russian Anastasia Zakharova (6-1, 6-2).
The Georgian had easily beaten the French Clara Burel (7-5, 6-0), and the Argentine Nadia Podoroska (6-4, 6-2).
The other quarter-final matches in Iasi (WTA 125, Baza Sportivă Ciric, clay, 115,000 USD, results are displayed from newest to oldest):
- Daria Astakhova – Paula Ormaechea: 6-4, 6-0
- Maja Chwalinska – Rebeka Masarova: 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
- Panna Udvardy (N.2) – Kristina Mladenovic (N.6): 6-1, 6-2