WTA LINZ - Bencic loses in the third set tie-break! Rybarikova through



by LUIGI GATTO

WTA LINZ - Bencic loses in the third set tie-break! Rybarikova through

Magdalena Rybarikova continues her run in Linz. The top seed defeated Sorana Cirstea by 5-7 6-2 6-1, to reach semifinals stage of the Austrian event. The Romanian player saved Just one break point on ten, and After winning the first set she was literally dominated by her opponent.

On Saturday Rybarikova will face Viktorija Golubic, who dropped off just four games to the Swedish Johanna Larsson. Golubic reached the final losing to Dominika Cibulkova last year. Many regrets instead for Belinda Bencic. The 19-year-old, who was Playing through a wild card her first WTA event since April, was beaten in the third set tie-break by the qualifier Mihaela Buzarnescu, who won her fifth match in a row.

It was really a difficult match for Bencic, who saved three consecutive match points on 4-5 in the second set and other two in a row on 5-6 in the third set. Buzarnescu will face Barbora Strycova, who easily beat Tatjana Maria, 6-1 6-3. Quarterfinal matches on Friday:

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