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BC-TEN--Prague Open

May 2, 2019
Bernarda Pera reached her second WTA semifinals by upsetting third-seeded Qiang Wang 6-0, 6-7(5), 6-3 at the quarterfinals of the Prague Open on Thursday. It was only a second victory for the unseeded American over a top 20 player in her career. In an unexpected encounter, Pera will face wild card entry Karolina Muchova. The Czech eliminated Russia’s Natalia Vikhlyantseva 6-3, 6-4. Ninth-seeded Czech Barbora Strycova meets Swiss qualifier Jil Teichmann in another semifinal.

PRAGUE (AP) — Bernarda Pera reached her second WTA Tour semifinal 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 semifinalist, 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 semifinal.

In an all-Czech quarterfinal, 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 semifinal by knocking out German lucky loser Tamara Korpatsch 6-2, 6-1.

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