viernes, 17 de febrero de 2017

Mónica Puig into semis of the qatar total open 2017

DOHA, Qatar 
Mónica Puig advanced to her first semifinal since her historic gold medal run at the Rio Olympics last summer after fighting back to beat Russian teenager Daria kasatkina 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 at the qatar total open 2017

"At our match in Indian Wells I also had match points and lost the match but against her it's always going to be tough," she said after the match. "We're both up and coming and she's such a great player so it was a good match and I loved the fight out there."

With the match locked at a set apiece when the players were finally called off court due to rain on Thursday, Kasatkina came out of the blocks quickly, converting her fourth break point to move 3-2 ahead.

Puig saved two further break points in her next service game to keep her hopes alive before breaking back to level the match at 4-4.

A wayward stroke from Kasatkina, serving at 4-5, handed the 23-year-old a stunning comeback victory.

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