Tennis: Goerges, Kasatkina reach Kremlin Cup semi-finals

Kasatkina (above), 28th in the world rankings, beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-4 6-3.
Kasatkina (above), 28th in the world rankings, beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-4 6-3.PHOTO: AFP

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - German Julia Goerges and Russian Daria Kasatkina enjoyed straight-sets wins on Thursday (Oct 19) to reach the Kremlin Cup semi-finals, where they will be joined by Irina Begu and Natalia Vikhlyantseva.

Kasatkina, 28th in the world rankings, beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-4 6-3.

Kasatkina will face Romanian Begu, who saved a match point in the third set before beating Belarusian qualifier Vera Lapko 6-3 4-6 7-5.

After losing the first two games of the match, seventh seed Goerges, the highest-ranked player left in the tournament, defeated Lesia Tsurenko 6-3 6-4.

She will next meet Russian Vikhlyantseva who upset Frenchwoman Alize Cornet 4-6 7-5 6-3.