Venus Falls To Sakkari In San Jose, Azarenka Retires; Washington Is Wet
by Staff | August 4th, 2018, 11:04 am
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The surprises kept coming Friday in San Jose. After a slew of upsets and withdrawals, the last two headliners were both eliminated in the quarterfinals.

Venus Williams was bounced by Maria Sakkari 6-4, 7-6(2).

“I think I played great tennis,” the 49th-ranked Sakkari said. “My serve was not doing great, but I think my baseline game was very good. I never stopped fighting, believing I could win the match.”

Sakkari will meet American Danielle Collins in the semifinals. Collins advanced when former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka retired with a back injury down 3-0 in the second. Azarenka had taken the first.

In the other semifinal, Mihaela Buzarnescu battles Elise Mertens.

In a wet Washington, only one of four quarterfinal matches was completed. Andrea Petkovic fought through a thriller beating Belinda Bencic 6-3,2-6,7-6(8). The German saved three match points and was down 4-2 in the third.

She’ll await the winner of the Yulia Putintseva-Svetlana Kuznetsova contest.


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