The 25th World Racket, Croat Petra Martic, in three sets, defeated Latvian Jelena Ostapenko, who ranks 37th in the WTA ranking, with a score of 6/7 (4), 7/5, 6/1 in the quarterfinal of the tournament in Birmingham.
The meeting lasted 2 hours and 22 minutes. During this time, 28-year-old Martić completed seven aces, made a mistake seven times when serving and sold nine break points, and 22-year-old Ostapenko filed twice, made 20 double mistakes and made five breaks.
Now the score in personal meetings was 2-0 in favor of the Croat. In the semifinals of the Nature Valley Classic competition, Martić will cross the rackets with Julia Goerges from Germany or Yulia Putintseva from Kazakhstan.
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