Fifth seed Lesia Tsurenko is finding good form – as Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka found out the hard way today.
The world No.43 from Ukraine powered through their quarterfinal match, winning 6-1 6-1 in 61 minutes. Tsurenko lost only 10 points on serve.
“I was feeling comfortable out there,” Tsurenko said.
“I was serving well, which is a good improvement on my previous match.”
A misfiring Sabalenka had no answer, spraying errors against a more solid opponent.
“I’m trying to play as relaxed as I can,” Tsurenko said.
“This match showed me I can play at a really high level and I hope to play even better in my next match.”
The 28-year-old plays either Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu or American Alison Riske in tomorrow’s semifinals.
Tsurenko said she was determined to continue her winning run.
“It’s very nice to play some matches before a Grand Slam, especially after the off-season,” Tsurenko said.
“This is my main goal here, to play matches.”