Parma Open: Sakkari makes last four

Greek Maria Sakkari, the top seed, reached the semi-finals of the Parma Open by edging out Belgian Maryna Zanevska 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 at the Tennis Club Parma on Thursday. Sakkari, ranked No 7, will play Montenegrin Danka Kovinic next. The Greek won against Ukrainian qualifier Kateryna Baindl (6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-3) and Dutchwoman Arantxa Rus (3-6, 6-2, 6-3) ahead of her victory. I

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