Nottingham – Second seed Donna Vekic reached the semi-finals of the rain-plagued Nottingham WTA event on Friday after playing her quarter-final on two different surfaces, outside and indoors.
Vekic, the 2017 champion at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament, started her match against French eighth seed Kristina Mladenovic on outdoor grass.
However, the rain which has been a problem all week returned towards the end of the first set, sending the players rushing for cover at the venue’s indoor hard courts with Croatian Vekic eventually claiming a 7-5, 6-4 win and a place in a third straight semi-final in Nottingham.
The decision to conclude the quarter-finals indoors did not please Mladenovic’s coach, Sascha Bajin.
Nottingham WTA results on Friday (x denotes seeding):
Caroline Garcia (FRA x1) bt Gabriela Ruse (ROM) 4-6, 7-6 (7/3), 6-1
Jennifer Brady (USA) bt Maria Sakkari (GRE x4) 7-5, 6-3
Tatjana Maria (GER x9) bt Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS x6) 6-3, 7-6 (9/7)
Donna Vekic (CRO x2) bt Kristina Mladenovic (FRA x8) 7-5, 6-4
Published at Sat, 15 Jun 2019 07:42:44 +0000