HALEP RE­TIRES IN THIRD SET, JACK SOCK INTO SEMI­FI­NALS

The Denver Post - - SPORTS -

Top women’s seed Si­mona Halep re­tired from her quar­ter­fi­nal match at the Citi Open on Fri­day be­cause of the heat, al­low­ing Rus­sia’s Eka­te­rina Makarova to ad­vance to the semi­fi­nals.

Halep, ranked sec­ond on the WTA Tour, re­tired trail­ing 1-0 in the third set af­ter she and the sev­enth-seeded Makarova split the first two. Fourth­seeded Ger­man Julia Go­erges beat sixth-seeded Mon­ica Niculescu 6-3, 6-4, to ad­vance.

On the men’s side, eighth-seeded Amer­i­can Jack Sock de­feated third­seeded Cana­dian Mi­los Raonic 7-5, 6-4 to reach the semi­fi­nals.

Jones shines for Sun over Mer­cury.

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