Alja Tomljanovic and Christina McHale Through to Semi Finals of Japan Open

Tennis - Former Top 20 Player Yanina Wickmayer also through to the Semi Finals

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Alja Tomljanovic and Christina McHale Through to Semi Finals of Japan Open

Tennis - Croatian Alja Tomljanovic is through to the semi-finals of the WTA Tomljanovic after a three-set win over American Madison Brengle. The seventh seeded Tomljanovic scored a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over the third seeded Brengle to move into the last four where she will meet former Top 20 player Yanina Wickmayer, who defeated Ukraine's Kateryna Bondarenko, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in another quarter-final.

Sixth seeded Christina McHale, from the United States, remains the highest seeded player left in the draw and she is through to the semi-finals after scoring a 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over China's Zheng Saisai. McHale will meet Magda Linette for a place in the final as Linette defeated Chinese Tapiei's Hsieh Su-Wei, 6-3, 6-3 in another quarter-final.

The doubles final will be a contest between the top two seeds as the China sisters from Taipei will take on the Hapanese duo of Misaki Doi and Kurumi Nara. Doubles Semi-Finals [1] H Chan / Y Chan (TPE/TPE) d K Bondarenko / O Savchuk (UKR/UKR) 6-3, 6-2
[WC] M Doi / K Nara (JPN/JPN) d [2] C Chuang / C Liang (TPE/CHN) 6-3, 6-3 Also Read - Tomljanovic considered a Future Top 10 Star Also Read - Is Tomljanovic dating Aussie star Nick Kyrgios?

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