Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA 47) has qualified for the semifinals of the WTA 125 tournament in Gaiba, Italy (grass/115,000 dollars).
Van Uytvanck, the top seed, defeated the Swiss Ylena In-Albon (WTA 111) in two sets in the quarterfinals: 6-4 and 6-2. The party lasted 1 hour and 10 minutes. Belgium’s number two plays for a final ticket against the Romanian Ana Bogdan (WTA 110) or the French Harmony Tan (WTA 120).
28-year-old Van Uytvanck eliminated Ysaline Bonaventure (WTA 151) in the second round (eighth finals) in just 46 minutes (6-2 and 6-2).
Greet Minnen (WTA 88), the third Belgian on the main draw in Gaiba, did not make it past the first round. She lost as seventh seed to Ukrainian Kateryna Baindl (WTA 159) in two sets (7-6 (7/3) and 6-2). (belga)