The semi-finals of the GDL Open were defined, very different players, but those who have performed brilliantly, will seek the title of the Mexican tournament.
From a Grand Slam winner, two top ten and an ever-increasing talent that plays like home, Perla Taptia has the profile of the next champion.
The meeting between Viktoria Azarenka and Coco Gauff opened the day on Friday to meet expectations in a duel between Anubhav and the youth.
The former number one made a comeback in the day’s session to show one of the tour’s young stars physically fit to endure three sets of 7-6, 4-6 and 6-3 for nearly three hours . ,
Jessica Pegula put her foot on the accelerator in her quarterfinal match, where it took 64 minutes to double and beat Sloane Stephens 6-2 to advance to the semi-finals where she will face Victoria Azarenka.
Both rackets have a two-win record each in 2021, where the last meeting went in favor of Vika at the WTA 1000 at Indian Wells.
Unfortunately in doubles, it didn’t go down well for the Americans, who surprised the pair by falling in straight sets against the pair of Hadad Maia and Danielina.
Maria Sakkari produced an unforgettable night where, in addition to ranking herself as one of the best four in the tournament, she took the last of 8 tickets to the WTA Finals in Texas.
The Greek racquet achieved the feat by defeating Veronika Kudermatova in three sets 1-6, 7-5 and 6-4 in two and a half hours.
Like a Warrior of Ancient Greece was a rousing celebration of how six in the world accomplished another feat for their careers.
In the end, the last invitee to the semi-finals was the always well recognised, Marie Buzkova, the Czech had a quick match against Anna Kalinskaya, who was retired due to injury when the opening set was 2–5.
World 38 and a finalist on two occasions at Perla Taptia, will face Sakkari in the most important match of her career that could land her in her first contention for the 1000 title.
The semifinalists have two antecedents, with worlds six having won on both occasions; The last clash took place at the WTA 1000 in Montreal in 2021.
Activity is scheduled to start at 5:00 PM with the clash between Azarenka vs Pegula and not before 7:00 PM. It will be between Buzkova and Sakkari.
There is less and more to go before the curtain closes on the Pan American Tennis Complex, however, as the games seen are not limited, it will now be time to wait for the finals of the Guadalajara Open.