Just three matches remain in the Transylvania Open and two of them will be played today. Kontaveit, Peterson, Kostyuk, and Halep will square off in a crunching day.
Anett Kontaveit vs Rebbeca Peterson
The Estonian Anett has won all her games in two sets so far. To start, she beat Aleksandra Krunic 6-3, 7-5 in the Round of 32. Then she beat Alison Van Uytvanck 6-3, 6-4 in the Round of 16. To reach in the Semis, Anett put away Anhelina Kalinina 6-3, 6-1. Kontaveit won the Kremlin Cup a few days ago in a three-set battle versus Ekaterina Alexandrova.
Swedish Peterson started in the Round of 32 by beating Jana Fett 6-1, 6-3. Then she overcame Irina Bara 6-0, 6-3. Her toughest game in the tournament came so far came against Lesia Tsurenko who pushed her to three sets. However, she came through 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
Marta Kostyuk vs Simona Halep
Ukrainian Kostyuk has won all her games in two sets. Marta started by beating Bernarda Pera 6-3, 6-4. Then in the Round of 16, she trumped Mona Barthel 6-4, 6-4. Then in the battle of teenagers, she gave no chance to US Open winner Emma Raducanu as she clinched a 6-2, 6-1 win.
Romanian Simona Halep has moved without hiccups winning in two sets as well. She started with a 6-1, 6-2 win over compatriot Elena-Gabriel Ruse. In the Round of 16, she defeated Varvara Gracheva 6-4, 6-2. Then she beat another one of her compatriots Jaqueline Cristian 6-1, 6-1.
The schedule for the day is given below:
- 12:00 PM UT: Rebecca Peterson vs Anett Kontaveit;
- 02:00 PM UT: Marta Kostyuk vs Simona Halep.