Prague Open 2019: American Bernarda Pera reaches second WTA Tour semi-final by eliminating third-seed Qiang Wang

It was only Bernarda Pera's second career victory over a top-20 ranked player and earned Pera a meeting with another surprising semi-finalist, Karolina Muchova

The Associated Press May 02, 2019 23:28:34 IST
Prague Open 2019: American Bernarda Pera reaches second WTA Tour semi-final by eliminating third-seed Qiang Wang
  • Bernarda Pera reached her second WTA Tour semi-final by upsetting third-seeded Qiang Wang 6-0, 6-7 (5), 6-3 at the Prague Open on Thursday

  • It was only the American's second career victory over a top-20 ranked player and earned Pera a meeting with another surprising semi-finalist, Karolina Muchova

  • In an all-Czech quarter-final, ninth-seeded Barbora Strycova eased past No. 6 Katerina Siniakova 6-1, 6-2, improving her record against her countrywoman to 4-1

Prague: Bernarda Pera reached her second WTA Tour semi-final by upsetting third-seeded Qiang Wang 6-0, 6-7 (5), 6-3 at the Prague Open on Thursday.

Prague Open 2019 American Bernarda Pera reaches second WTA Tour semifinal by eliminating thirdseed Qiang Wang

File image of Bernarda Pera. Reuters

It was only the American's second career victory over a top-20 ranked player and earned Pera a meeting with another surprising semi-finalist, Karolina Muchova. The Czech player, who was given a wild card for the tournament, eliminated Russia's Natalia Vikhlyantseva 6-3, 6-4 to advance to her first WTA semi-final.

In an all-Czech quarter-final, ninth-seeded Barbora Strycova eased past No. 6 Katerina Siniakova 6-1, 6-2, improving her record against her countrywoman to 4-1.

Swiss qualifier Jil Teichmann also reached her first WTA semi-final by knocking out German lucky loser Tamara Korpatsch 6-2, 6-1.

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