Tennis, WTA – Tokyo Open 2022: Samsonova wins Muguruza

Russia’s Liudmila Samsonova advanced to the Tokyo Open semifinals by defeating third-seeded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 6-2 at Ariake Coliseum and Ariake Tennis Forest Park on Friday night.

Samsonova, ranked 30th, will then play against China’s Shuai Zhang.

In the previous rounds of the Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Tournament, the Russian beat Kazakh Elena Rybakina, seed No. 8 (6-2, 6-4) and Chinese Xinyu Wang (7-6 (5), 6-3) .

Muguruza, ranked 12th, defeated Greek qualifier Despina Papamichail (6-4, 6-2) in the previous round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Tournament.

Tokyo WTA 500, other last eight results (Ariake Coliseum and Ariake Tennis Forest Park, hard, USD 757,900, most recent results first):

  • Qinwen Zheng vs Claire Liu
  • Veronika Kudermetova (4) beat Beatriz Haddad Maia (5): 6-7 (4), 7-6 (6), 6-1
  • Shuai Zhang defeated Petra Martic: 7-5, 6-2

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