Romania’s Ana Bogdan, seeded n°3, made it to the final of the Iasi tournament, dismissing Russian qualifier Darya Astakhova (7-6 6-4) at Baza Sportivă Ciric in Iasi, Saturday morning.
Bogdan, 75th in the world at the WTA, will face the winner of the match between the Polish Maja Chwalinska and the Hungarian Panna Udvardy, seeded No. 2 in the final of the Romanian tournament.
The Romanian is having a faultless week even if this semi-final has put a lot of strain on her than her previous matches. She had won against wild card Oana Georgeta Simion (6-0, 6-2), against Russian Anastasia Zakharova (6-1, 6-2), and against Georgian Ekaterine Gorgodze, seeded n ° 8 (6-1, 6-2) earlier in the tournament.
Astakhova, ranked No. 256 in the WTA, won against No. 7 seed Irina Bara of Romania (6-3, 6-3), over Romanian qualifier Cristina Dinu (6-2, 6-2). ), and against Argentina Paula Ormaechea (6-4, 6-0).
The other semi-final in Iasi (WTA 125, Baza Sportivă Ciric, clay, 115,000 USD):
- Maja Chwalinska – Panna Udvardy: Saturday program