Konta, Rad­wan­ska reach fi­nal in Sydney

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - SPORTS -

Jo­hanna Konta ended the strong run of wild card en­try Eu­ge­nie Bouchard at the Sydney In­ter­na­tional, beat­ing her 6-2, 6-2 to ad­vance to to­day’s fi­nal against Ag­nieszka Rad­wan­ska.

Konta broke Bouchard’s ser­vice in the third game of the first set, then broke again to open the sec­ond.

Ear­lier, Rad­wan­ska, the sec­ond seed, de­feated Barbora Strycova 6-1, 6-2.

In men’s play, Gilles Muller beat sec­ond-seeded Pablo Cuevas 7-6 (5), 6-4 to ad­vance to the semi­fi­nals against two-time de­fend­ing cham­pion Vik­tor Troicki.

Troicki had been sched­uled to face No. 5 Philipp Kohlschreiber in an­other quar­ter­fi­nal match, but the lat­ter with­drew with a back in­jury.

In a night match, Daniel Evans had an up­set 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over top-seeded Do­minic Thiem. Evans next plays An­drey Kuznetsov, who ad­vanced with a 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 vic­tory over fourth-seeded Pablo Car­reno Busta.

At the ASB Clas­sic in Auck­land, New Zealand, sev­enth-seeded Steve John­son beat two-time cham­pion John Is­ner 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (3). John­son’s semi­fi­nal op­po­nent will be fourth-seeded Jack Sock, who beat Jeremy Chardy 5-7, 6-4, 6-3. Un­seeded Jaoa Sousa beat Robin Haase 6-3, 6-2, and eighth-seeded Mar­cos Bagh­datis de­feated 2015 cham­pion Jiri Ve­sely 6-2, 6-4.

At the Ho­bart In­ter­na­tional, qual­i­fier Elise Mertens up­set top-seeded Kiki Bertens 6-2, 7-5 in the quar­ter­fi­nals. Mertens will play Jana Fett, who beat Veron­ica Ce­pede Royg 6-1, 6-4, in the semi­fi­nals. Le­sia Tsurenko ad­vanced with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win over Shelby Rogers. In the semi­fi­nals, Tsurenko will play Mon­ica Niculescu, who beat qual­i­fier Risa Ozaki 6-4, 6-4.

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