Daria Saville has continued her impressive run at the Citi Open, a WTA 250 tournament in Washington.
Daria Saville has advanced to her first WTA-level singles semifinal since February 2018.
The resurgent 28-year-old Australian posted a 6-1 7-5 victory against Canadian qualifier Rebecca Marino in quarterfinal action at the Citi Open today.
Saville produced a strong serving display, winning 79 per cent of first serve points, in the 79-minute encounter.
The world No.88, who is projected to verge on a top-70 return following her efforts this week, now faces sixth seed Kaia Kanepi in the semifinals. Saville has played the world No.37-ranked Estonian once before – more than a decade ago in 2011.
Saville, a former world No.20 returning from Achilles surgery, is seeking to reach a fifth WTA singles final – and a first since October 2017.
In men’s singles action, Nick Kyrgios won a rain-delayed third-round encounter against fourth-seeded American Reilly Opelka.
Resuming with Kyrgios leading 7-6(1) 2-1, the Australian only needed to play five games to secure victory against the world No.17.
It is Kyrgios’ sixth top-20 victory of the season and propels him into a quarterfinal showdown with American Frances Tiafoe, scheduled for later today.
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Aussies in action – Washington
Women’s singles, quarterfinals
Daria Saville (AUS) d [Q] Rebecca Marino (CAN) 6-1 7-5
Men’s singles, third round
Nick Kyrgios (AUS) d  Reilly Opelka (USA) 7-6(1) 6-2
Men’s singles, quarterfinals
Nick Kyrgios (AUS) f  Frances Tiafoe (USA)
Women’s singles, semifinals
Daria Saville (AUS) f  Kaia Kanepi (EST)
Men’s doubles, quarterfinals
Nick Kyrgios (AUS)/Jack Sock (USA) v Nicolas Mahut (FRA)/Eduoard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
John Peers (AUS)/Dan Evans (GBR) v  Ivan Dodig (CRO)/Austin Krajicek (USA)
Men’s doubles, semifinals
[WC] Alex de Minaur (AUS)/Frances Tiafoe (USA) vs TBC
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