GAUFF REACHES SEMIS
Coco Gauff upset World No. 8 and top tournament seed Kiki Bertens 7-6 (1), 6-4 on Friday at the upper austria Ladies Linz, sending the 15-year-old to her career-first Wta semifinal.
the win over bertens, of the Netherlands, also was her first-ever over a top-10 opponent. the young american lost in the qualifying round last weekend and made it into the main draw only as a lucky loser.
Gauff will meet German Andrea Petkovic in Saturday’s semifinal. Petkovic beat Slovakian Viktoria Kuzmova 6-4, 6-1 in one of four quarterfinals played Friday.