Sofia Kenin prolonged her run of success at Grand Slam tournaments this 12 months by beating Danielle Collins 6-Four, Four-6, 6-Zero to succeed in the French Open semifinals.
Kenin has now gained a tour-leading 15 matches at majors this 12 months. She began the 12 months by profitable the Australian Open after which reached the fourth spherical on the U.S. Open final month.
Collins hadn’t dropped a set in her three earlier conferences with Kenin.
Collins gained a rain-delayed three-set quarterfinal over Ons Jabeur a day earlier. She left the court docket for a medical day out whereas trailing Kenin Four-Zero within the third set.
It wasn’t instantly clear what was bothering Collins however she informed the coach that it was “insufferable.”
Kenin’s semifinal opponent will probably be two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova.
Kvitova overcame some probably pricey double-faults to beat 66th-ranked Laura Siegemund 6-Three, 6-Three and attain the French Open semifinals for the second time.
Kvitova usually dictates play together with her huge serve and forehand however she double-faulted a number of occasions when she was damaged twice within the second set.
The seventh-seeded Czech participant bounced again every time and is again within the final 4 at Roland Garros for the primary time since 2012. She misplaced to eventual champion Maria Sharapova that 12 months.
Kvitova has not dropped a set in her 5 matches at this 12 months’s event.