Clara Tawson will play the seventh Seed Paula Badosa for her first WTA Finals location at the Lyon Open. The Spaniards made France’s fourth-seeded Kristina Mladenovic last 7-5, 6-7 (5) and 6-2 in 2 hours and 36 minutes. Meanwhile, in the first match of the day, 18-year-old Dane kicked Camila Giorgi 6-3, 6-1 in the quarterfinals on Friday to reach her virgin WTA semifinals at a French event.
Regarding her victory, Towson, who hasn’t dropped the set yet this week, said: The more games you play, the better you play, and the better you play, the better you play.
So far I have played more and more matches [Top 100] As a player, it feels more comfortable. I’m not as scared in court as I used to be. I was always happy to be able to play against them, now I want to play against them.
My way of thinking has changed a lot in the last year. We believe we can beat these players on a regular basis. ”
Lyon Open: Fiona Ferro reaches semifinals
Her serve was the key to the success of the teen against the Italians.
Towson invested about 65% of the first serve and earned 22/27 of the first serve points. By comparison, George had only 51% of his first serve in play, of which he scored 64% of the points. In a post-match presser, Towson added that this is a technical area where she focuses on improvement.
“My main goal in every match is to increase the percentage of the first serve and the winning percentage behind it. Following the first serve, a good shot after that was also my focus I put it out, “she said. Second-seeded Fiona Ferro and Victoriya Gorvic set up another semi-final at the Lyon Open.
Ferro is the last French woman to remain in a draw after defeating her compatriot Clara Burel 2-6, 6-1, 6-3. Gorvic finished the Greet Minen run 6-3, 7-6 (0) in the last eight games.
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Clara Towson competes for final battle with Paula Badosa
https://www.tennisworldusa.org/tennis/news/On_the_WTA_results_with/95672/lyon-open-clara-tauson-to-vie-for-final-spot-against-paula-badosa/ Clara Towson competes for final battle with Paula Badosa