Linette to meet Swan in WTA Chennai Open semi-finals
Third seed Magda Linette, of Poland, reached her first WTA Tour semi-final of the year after a hard-fought straight sets win over the seventh seeded Rebecca Marino, of Canada, at the WTA Chennai Open on Friday night.
Linette and Marino went toe-to-toe in the first set with Pole taking a 4-2 lead and then breaking again to lead 6-5 but both times Marino battled back to take the set into a tiebreak. Linette saved two set points in a marathon tiebreaker before finally winning it 12-10 on her fourth set point.
The Pole started the second set much more confidently and moved ahead 5-1. Although Marino got one break back to 5-3, Linette was able to hold serve to complete the 7-6, 6-3 win in one hour and 53 minutes.
In the second semi-final of the session, Great Britain’s Katie Swan reached her first WTA level semi-final with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win over Japan’s qualifier Nao Hibino.
WTA Chennai Open Singles Quarter-Final Results (September 16, 2022)
- Nadia Podoroska beat Eugenie Bouchard 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
- Linda Fruhvirtova beat (2) Varvara Gracheva 6-4, 6-3
- (3) Magda Linette beat (7) Rebecca Marino 7-6, 7-3
- Kate Swan beat (Q) Nao Hibino 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
WTA Chennai Open Doubles Semi-Final Results (September 16, 2022)
- Anna Blinkova and Natela Dzalamidze beat Eugenie Bouchard/ Yanina Wickmayer 6-3, 1-1 (retired)