SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Unseeded American Shelby Rogers defeated No. 9 seed Veronika Kudermetova of Russia 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday within the semifinals of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Basic.
Rogers will play No. 7 seed Daria Kasatkina of Russia in Sunday’s closing of the hard-court U.S. Open tune-up, on the lookout for her first WTA singles title. Kasatkina superior by beating second-seeded and fourth-ranked Paula Badosa of Spain 6-2, 6-4.
Rogers trailed 4-3 within the second set earlier than breaking serve twice whereas successful three straight video games to tug out the match. Rogers is 2-1 all-time towards Kudermetova.
Rogers beat top-seeded Maria Sakkari 6-1, 6-3 to achieve the quarterfinals. She then beat fellow American Amanda Anisimova 6-4, 6-4 to achieve the semis.
Kasatkina topped Badosa for the second time in three profession matchups.
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