Ons Jabeur received a defeat from Veronika Kudermetova in their Silicon Valley Classic quarterfinal matchup on Friday. It took the ninth seed an hour and 41 minutes to win 7-6(5), 6-2. Throughout the course of the match, Kudermetova broke Jabeur four times while dropping service twice.
Compared to the Tunisian’s 60% and 48%, she won 66 percent of her first-serve points and 53 percent of her second-serve points. With 78 total points, 30 of which were victories, Kudermetova won the game. Jabeur, in contrast, scored 69 points, including 17 victories.
Silicon Valley Classic: Americans are kept safe by Shelby Rogers
Kudermetova will face Shelby Rogers at the top of the draw in the semifinals. In their quarterfinal match, the American defeated Amanda Anisimova 6-4, 6-4 in an hour and 21 minutes.
By winning 89 percent of her first-serve points compared to her compatriot’s 60 percent, Rogers won the match. Rogers performed better, winning 44 percent of the points off second serves to the other player’s 41 percent, despite the fact that both players had relatively small margins of victory.
Rogers is the only remaining home player in the draw as a result of her victory. Another surprise was announced by Daria Kasatkina today. In their last-eight match, the seventh seed defeated the fourth seed, Aryna Sabalenka. Kasatkina overcame the loss in the first set to finish strongly, 4-6, 7-5, 6-0, taking two hours and 23 minutes to seal the victory.
Over the course of the first two sets, both players exchanged breaks several times. Sabalenka lost her serve twice in the opening set before earning a third break and taking the lead in the contest. Three serve breaks were traded in the second set before Kasatkina returned the favor and leveled the score with a fourth break.
The winner played as cleanly as they had ever played in a set. While converting three of the six break points she had on her opponent’s serve, Kasatkina didn’t encounter a single break point. Second-seeded Paula Badosa will face Kasatkina in the Silicon Valley Classic semifinal. In one hour and 26 minutes, the Spaniard defeated sixth-seeded Coco Gauff, 7-6(4), 6-2.