Elina Svitolina sails into Monterrey semis, Johanna Konta saves two match points

Elina Svitolina moved thru to her first semi-final because the WTA Finals because of Friday’s win over Leylah Fernandez.

Top seed Elina Svitolina reached her first WTA semi-final of the season after accounting for teen Leylah Fernandez on the Monterrey Open, whilst Johanna Konta prevailed in a marathon.

Svitolina had now not stepped forward to a semi-final since remaining yr’s season-ending WTA Finals, however the Ukrainian ended her drought by way of defeating 17-year-old sensation Fernandez 6-Three 7-Five.

World quantity seven Svitolina wanted 98 mins to guide her spot within the last 4 of the WTA International match in Monterrey on Friday as Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands awaits.

Swedish 6th seed Rebecca Peterson used to be humbled 6-1 6-1 by way of Rus within the day’s last fit.

Number two seed Konta produced a surprising comeback to trump Russian teen Anastasia Potapova 6-7 (6-Eight) 6-Three 7-6 (Nine-7).

Konta rallied from Five-2 down within the last set and stored two fit issues to out survive 18-year-old Potapova in a exceptional come across in Mexico.

Next up is 9th seed Marie Bouzkova, who beat 8th seed Wang Yafan 6-2 7-Five.