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New Haven, Connecticut - Sep 2 - 8, 2019

Barthel, Maria, Vickery, Martic march on to semifinals

Oracle Challenger Series
Sep 7, 2018

Play was delayed this morning, in hopes of clearer weather. Eventually play began at 12:30 on indoor courts 8 and 10 of XS Tennis Village.

The first woman to advance to the semifinals was German Mona Barthel who beat Ukraine’s Dayana Yastremska in straight sets: 62, 76(. It was a good day for Germany as Barthel’s compatriot Tatjana Maria eliminated Canada’s Francoise Abanda on indoor court 10 in straight sets: 76(7), 62.

Number 2 seed Petra Martic of Croatia, who beat American qualifier Jamie Loeb and Bulgaria’s Sesil Karatancheva earlier this week, moved bast wild card Varvara Lepchenko to claim her spot in Saturday’s semifinals where she will meet Germany’s Tatjana Maria.

American Sachia Vickery continued her September winning streak, beating Anna Blinkova in straight sets: 64, 75. Vickery, who eliminated Ons Jabeur and Allie Kiick en route to the quarterfinals will meet Germany’s Mona Barthel on Saturday in the semis.

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