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Ukrainian tennis player Diane Yastremsky broke a personal record in the tournament WTA International in Hong Kong.
For first career semi-final at the WTA tournament Yastremsky competed with the ex-71-th racket of the world Christina Kuzovoi that in Hong Kong in the first round defeated Jelena Ostapenko, and in the second round in the match with Victoria and Domovoi gave the opponent only one game.
Yastremsky failed the start of the match and joined in the game only when the score was 0:4. Diane quickly made one back break and with the score 4:5 at the reception did a set-bol and a series of successful attacks leveled the score. At the tiebreak Yastremsky missed a triple set-bol, but the time came and snatched victory in the party.
After a busy first set Yastremsky clearly saw his purpose and with no problems got to the semi-finals. Feeding on match, Diane made three ACE and a match-bol made another vinners.
To match with Kuzovoi Yastremsky served 9 aces and made 6 double faults, has implemented 4 of the 8 break points and won 74% of the balls on the first pitch.The semi-finals in Hong Kong guaranteed Diane Yastremsky debut in the top 90 of the WTA rankings. Next opponent is 18-year-old Ukrainian will be the winner of the match between Daria Gavrilova (Australia, 7) and Zhang Shuai (China).
Dayana Yastremsky (Ukraine) – Christina Kucova (Slovakia) – 7:6, 6:2