POTAPOVA IS THE FIRST SEMIFINALIST
POTAPOVA IS THE FIRST SEMIFINALIST

The Russian player and the sixth seed of the tournament Anastasia Potapova beat the Romanian Patricia Maria Tig in the three-setter – 6/4, 0/6, 6/4. The match lasted for more than two hours. Anastasia made 13 double faults and no aces. Patricia Maria fired 1 ace and made 4 double faults. At the end of the first set, that lasted for an hour, Anastasia made a break on the Tig's serve which allowed her to win the set. The second set began with two double faults made by Potapova, so Tig took the first game. After the first set Potapova asked to see her coach Iain Hughes and changed the racket. The second set took Tig – 6/0. After that Tig requested for the coach Razvan Sabau . In the third set Anastasia once again changed the racket for the new one. Potapova took the sixth game on Patricia's serve and then on hers. At the end of the third set Potapova broke and won the set and the match.

« It was a very tough match, a lot of ups and downs, but I am happy that I got it. It was really great fight from both sides. I enjoyed this match. Today I feel I played better and I think I am getting better every day here. It was the hardest match so far. Even though the second set was 0/6, we had a lot of deuce/advatage points. It was hard match, mentally and physically».

In the semi-finals Anastasia Potapova will face the winner of the match Anastasija Sevastova (Latvia)/Irina Bara (Roumania).