Acapulco, Gro, 28 de febrero.- The first WTA semifinal is set, Donna Vekic and Yafang Wang will dispute the semifinal tomorrow at Caliente Grand Stand.
Vekic, no. 28 of the WTA ranking, defeated in two sets Johanna Konta, no. 45 of the WTA ranking.
Two break son the first set, were enough for Vekic to win the first set. During the second set the score was tied 5-5, but Vekic broke Konta’s service and took the advantage to close the match.
This is the sex time the players have face each other, and the record is 3-3. This is the third semifinal Vekic plays this season, after Brisbane and Saint Petersburg.
Now Donna will face Yafan Wang, no.65 in the WTA ranking, who defeated Beatriz Haddad Maia, in two sets (6-3, 6-4).
Both players showed some inconsistencies, but Yafan Wang took advantage of her rival’s weakness and took the first set. In the second set she broke twice and finally ended the match one hour and 42 minutes later.
In the previous round, Haddad Maia, surprised the audience after she left out Sloane Stephens.
Donna Vekic and Yafan Wang, will face each other for the first time in the professional circuit.