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French teen Dodin reaches first WTA semifinal

/ 11:08 AM September 17, 2016
France's Oceane Dodin returns the ball to Serbia's Ana Ivanovic during their women's first round match at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris on May 24, 2016. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA

France’s Oceane Dodin returns the ball to Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic during their women’s first round match at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris on May 24, 2016. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA

French teen Oceane Dodin advanced to her first WTA semifinal on Friday by defeating Belgium’s Alison Van Uytvanck 6-2, 6-4 in Quebec City.

The 19-year-old from Lille, who is ranked 132nd in the world, took only 76 minutes to win her quarterfinal and will now play for a place in Sunday’s final against 125th-ranked Julia Boserup.

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Boserup eliminated fellow American Catherine Bellis 7-6 (7/0), 6-4 in an all-Californian quarter-final.

US qualifier Lauren Davis, the highest-ranked player remaining in the field at 104th, ousted Russia’s Alla Kudryavtseva 6-3, 7-6 (7/4).

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Davis will next play Czech qualifier Tereza Martincova, who held on to beat American Jessica Pegula 6-3, 7-6 (9/7).

Kudryavtseva had been the only remaining player in the field with a WTA title, having captured the 2010 Tashkent Open.

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