French teen Dodin reaches first WTA semifinal
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.
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).
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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