Sasnovich continues Korea Open tennis form

Sasnovich continues Korea Open tennis form

Unheralded qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich continued her sensational run at the WTA Korea Open, knocking out Slovakia’s rising star Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in the semi-finals on Saturday.

The Belarusian world No.136 was down in the first set but rallied from the second to earn an upset win over tournament second seed Schmiedlova 3-6 6-3 6-3.

In Sunday’s final, Sasnovich, 21, who stunned American third seed Sloane Stephens in the quarter-finals, will face Romanian top seed Irina Begu, ranked 29th in the world.

Begu overpowered her semi-final opponent Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium 6-0 6-2.

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