Giant Slayer @SabalenkaA Into @ConnecticutOpen Semis, Faces @JuliaGoerges Tomorrow
Steve Fogleman, Tennis Atlantic
After yesterday’s long matches at the Connecticut Open in New Haven, things flew along at a brisker pace today. Julia Goerges became the first player to advance to the tournament’s semifinals with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Kate Makarova.
Goerges will be a favorite but the five seed will have her hands full tomorrow with giant-killer Aryna Sabalenka on the other side of the net. Sabalenka, who has notched wins against Gavrilova and Sam Stosur this week, was unstoppable against lucky loser Belinda Bencic by a count of 6-3, 6-2.
The other two semifinalists will be decided in a matter of hours but I expect the field to be Georges, Garcia, Kvitova and the Giant Killer herself. Be very afraid, y’all.