Maryna Zanevska reached the semi-final of the Poland Open on Friday. The Belgian ousted ninth seed Nuria Parrizas Diaz 6-3, 6-2 in an hour and 17 minutes. Zanevska won around 73% points both off her first and second serves. In comparison, the Spaniard won 59% points off her first serves and just 27% of her second-serve points.
Zanevska saved both break points she faced while breaking Parrizas Diaz’s serve thrice. She won a total of 63 points to Parrizas Diaz’s 40 for the match. This is Zanevska’s second consecutive semi-final. Last week, reached the semi-final of the Ladies Open Lausanne.
Meanwhile, following Parrizas Diaz’s exit, no seeds remain in the draw in Gdynia. Zanevska now awaits the winner of the Katarzyna Kawa-Kateryna Kozlova quarter-final in the semis. The last-eight clash between Kawa and Kozlova was suspended with the former leading 7-5, 3-all.
Poland Open: Kristina Kucova wins marathon
Tamara Korpatsch ended the run of Hungarian qualifier Anna Bondar in their quarter-final. The German posted a 7-5, 6-3 win over Bondar in an hour and 52 minutes to reach the semi-finals.
Korpatsch won 68% of her first-serve points to Bondar’s 55%. She also won 45% points off her second serves to her opponent’s 32%. Korpatsch was broken four times but she converted six of the 12 break points, she had on Bondar’s serve.
She won 76 points to Bondar’s 58 en route to victory. Korpatsch will take on Kristina Kucova for a place in the Poland Open final. The Czech Republican outlasted Georgian qualifier Ekaterine Gorgodze 6-7(4), 7-6(7), 7-6(3) in three hours and 55 minutes.
On record, this match is the longest WTA match played in the 2021 season. At the Rome Open this year, Sara Sorribes Tormo and Camila Giorgi had played the longest match that lasted three hours and 51 minutes with the Spaniard eventually prevailing.