TENNIS WORLD MAGAZINE

ISSUE 18- 2014

Murray: Destined to be a Champion

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ITF Tennis - Americans Melanie Oudin and Asia Muhammad move into semi-finals

Tennis - Anna Tatishvli also into semi finals
WTA Tennis  19 Oct 2013 - 13:01 / by Prakash / reads 1235.
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Tennis - American Melanie Oudin is through to the semi-finals of the ITF $25K event in Rock Hill, USA. Oudin, the no. 3 seed, who won her first ttiel of the year a couple of weeks ago, defeated Canadian Francoise Abanda 6-0, 6-3 and will meet top seed Cololmbian Mariana Duque-Marino for a place in the finals.

In the other semi-final, last week's winner Anna Tatishvli will meet American qualifier Asia Muhammad.

Singles Quarterfinal

(1)Mariana Duque-Marino (COL) d. Allie Kiick (USA) 51 Ret.
(3)Melanie Oudin (USA) d. (JE)Francoise Abanda (CAN) 60 63

(5)Anna Tatishvili (GEO) d. (4)Madison Brengle (USA) 62 16 60
(Q)Asia Muhammad (USA) d. Nicole Gibbs (USA) 46 63 64

Doubles Quarterfinal

(1)Duque-Marino/Irigoyen (COL/ARG) D. (wc)Guarachi/Lao (USA/USA) 64 62
Anderson/Embree (USA/USA) d. Chirico/Gibbs (USA/USA) 75 60

(3)Cepede Royg/Perez (PAR/VEN) d. (Q)Boxx/Guthrie (USA/NZL) 61 63
Kiick/Muhammad (USA/USA) D. (Q)Borecka/Martincova (CZE/CZE) 63 61




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