ADELAIDE, Australia (AP)Fifth-seeded Daria Kasatkina has defeated No. 12 Petra Kvitova to reach the semifinals of the Adelaide International. Kasatkina won 6-3, 7-6 (5) on Thursday over the two-time former Wimbledon champion.
Paula Badosa also advanced and will face Kasatkina after defeating Beatriz Haddad Maia 7-6 (5), 7-5. Badosa is seeded No. 9.
Kasatkina has won two of three previous matches against Badosa.
Kasatkina said she was satisfied with her victory – and her first ”win over Kvitova. They met on clay in 2018 with Kvitova winning 6-4. 6-0.
”I’m really happy with my performance,” Kasatkina said, ”the way I was able to keep my focus in the tiebreak.”” —
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