Zverev upsets Nishikori in semifinal
Washington, US - Germany's Alexander Zverev dominated Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday in a showdown of topten rivals to reach the ATP and WTA Citi Open final against South Africa's Kevin Anderson.
Zverev, ranked a career-best eighth this week, dropped only seven points on his serve in the 63-minute affair, extending ninth-ranked Nishikori's ATP title drought to 30 events over 18 months.
The 20 year old from Hamburg will try for his fifth career title and fourth of the year Sunday against 45th-ranked Anderson, who ousted 19th-ranked American Jack Sock 6-3, 6-4 on the Washington hardcourts.
Anderson reached his first final since winning his third career ATP title in 2015 at Winston-Salem. The lanky 31 year old from Johannesburg also won at Delray Beach in 2012 and his hometown in 2011.
Makarova in final
Russian seventh seed Ekaterina Makarova outlasted French fifth seed Oceane Dodin 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to book a berth in the women's final against German fourth seed Julia Goerges, who dispatched compatriot Andrea Petkovic 5-7, 6-4, 7-5.
Makarova, being coached by
Britain's Nigel Sears, seeks her first WTA title since 2014.
She won her only meeting with Goerges in the fourth round of the 2015 Australian Open.
Keys stuns Muguruza
Los Angeles, US - Madison Keys roared past top-seeded Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday to book an all-American WTA Stanford final against CoCo Vandeweghe.
Keys, the third seed, needed just 57 minutes to subdue Muguruza, who claimed the second Grand Slam title of her career when she beat Venus Williams in the final at Wimbledon
Fellow American CoCo reached the final with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over CiCi Bellis.
Alexander Zverev celebrates his win over Kei Nishikori on Saturday