Maryna Zanevska (WTA 193) reached the semifinals of the WTA tournament in Lausanne, Switzerland (gravel/235,238) on Friday. In the quarterfinals, she defeated Russian Natalia Vikhlyantseva (WTA 175) 7-5 and 6-4. Earlier in the day, Zanevska got rid of home player Stefanie Voegele (WTA 130) with 7-5 and 6-3.
For Zanevska it is the first time that she is in the last four at a WTA tournament. “I’m playing well at the moment. My preparation is good, I know what to do every time I get on the field,” Zanevska told Belga in a reaction. “I have to admit that I don’t really know what’s happening to me, because with those two races in a row, I feel like I’ve completed a 24-hour marathon.”
In the semifinals, a chat with Slovenian first seed Tamara Zidansek (WTA 50), who still managed to reach the semifinals at the grand slam tournament of Roland Garros. “Confidence is good and I will tackle the match against Zidansek like the previous matches. It’s always fun and challenging to be able to test against an opponent of such a high level.”