Konta advances to Sydney final
SYDNEY (AP) — Johanna Konta ended the strong run of wild-card entr y Eugenie Bouchard at the Sydney International on Thursday, beating the Canadian 6-2, 6-2 to advance to Friday’s final against Agnieszka Radwanska.
Earlier, the second-seeded Radwanska defeated a tired Barbora Str ycova 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.
At the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, seventhseeded Steve Johnson beat two-time champion John Isner 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (3).
Johnson’s semifinal opponent will be four th-seeded Jack Sock, who beat Jeremy Chardy 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.
At the Hobar t International, qualifier Elise Mer tens had an upset 6-2, 7-5 quar terfinal win over top-seeded Kiki Ber tens. Mer tens will play Jana Fett, who beat Veronica Cepede Royg 6-1, 6-4, in the semifinals.