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Top seed Wang rallies to reach Bronx Open semifinals

August 22, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Top-seeded Wang Qiang rallied from a dismal start to beat Anna Blinkova 0-6, 6-1, 6-4 on Thursday and reach the semifinals of the Bronx Open.

Wang won just six of 20 points on her serve in the first set but turned around the match against Blinkova, a Russian whose next match will be against defending champion Naomi Osaka next week in the U.S. Open.

Wang, of China, will play her first WTA semifinal outside Asia against Camila Giorgi, who continued her strong recent play by routing Alizé Cornet 6-2, 6-1. Giorgi reached the final in Washington earlier this month.

Katerina Siniakova and Magda Linette will meet in the other semifinal at the first-year WTA tournament after pulling out three-set victories. Siniakova, the No. 5 seed, beat Bernarda Pera 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3. Linette edged No. 10 seed Karolina Muchova, a Wimbledon quarterfinalist, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (3).

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