Samantha Stosur Storms Into Japan Semifinals

Updated: 10 October 2014 16:40 IST

Samantha Stosur, who won the US Open title in 2011 and reached and career-high fourth in the world, will face Ukraine's Elina Svitolina in the last four after the number three seed blew away American Lauren Davis 6-2, 6-4.

Samantha Stosur Storms Into Japan Semifinals
File picture of Stamantha Stosur © AP

Osaka:

Defending champion Samantha Stosur rolled into the semifinals of the Japan Women's Open on Friday with a clinical 6-4, 6-1 victory over Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan.

The top-seeded Australian, who won the US Open title in 2011 and reached and career-high fourth in the world, will face Ukraine's Elina Svitolina in the last four after the number three seed blew away American Lauren Davis 6-2, 6-4.

Zarina Diyas restored some Kazakh pride by battling to a 6-7, 6-4, 6-2 win over Croatia's Ana Konjuh.

She will play Asian Games gold medallist Luksika Kumkhum in Saturday's semifinals after the Thai knocked out American Madison Keys, who retired hurt while trailing 6-2, 4-3.

Topics : Samantha Stosur Tennis
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