In the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open women’s singles 2021, on the hard-courts of Cincinnati, world no.1 Ashleigh Barty won a place in the semifinals thanks to the victory in straight sets over the 2021 Roland Garros champion Barbora Krejcikova, at the end of a match dominated by the Australian.
Barty in the semifinals will face Angelique Kerber, who took advantage of Petra Kvitova’s withdrawal. In the bottom-half, Jil Teichmann overtook Belinda Bencic in two sets, and she will now face Karolina Pliskova in the semifinals, winner of the match against Paula Badosa also thanks to the withdrawal of her opponent.
Below the quarterfinals highlights.
The two semi-finals at the Western & Southern Open men’s singles 2021 are an expression of the best of men’s tennis without Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. In fact, the four semi-finalists on the Cincinnati hard-courts will be Daniil Medvedev, who will challenge countryman Andrey Rublev, and Stefanos Tsitsipas, who will challenge Alexander Zverev.
Because for years we have been saying that they are the future after the Big 3, but until now, except for some defeats in the Grand Slam final, they have not achieved sensational results. In Ohio they will be the great protagonists of the semifinals, respecting the prediction of seeding on the eve.
Stefanos needed the third set against Felix Auger Aliassime, Sascha Zverev crashed Casper Ruud in 59 minutes. The world n. 2 is too strong for Pablo Carreno Busta, while Andrey defeated Benoit Paire in an excellent way.