Astra Sharma charges into Charleston semifinals

Astra Sharma strikes into the Charleston semifinals, whereas Ellen Perez and Storm Sanders are via to the doubles finals.

Charleston, USA, 17 April 2021 | Leigh Rogers


Australia’s Astra Sharma is into her second profession WTA singles semifinal.

The 25-year-old from Perth recorded a 6-4 6-3 quarterfinal win towards 15-year-old Czech Linda Fruhvirtova in a WTA 250 event at Charleston at this time.

“Linda is such a gifted participant. She is so younger and already taking part in an incredible degree,” Sharma stated after her one-hour and 24-minute victory.

“I’m actually proud. I’ve had a tough begin to the season and that is simply wonderful for me to be right here and get some back-to-back wins and consolidate, so I’m actually pleased with the progress that I’ve made.”

Sharma, who’s at present ranked No.165 and made her solely earlier WTA semifinal in 2019, faces in-form 19-year-old Colombian Maria Camelia Osorio Serrano within the semifinals. The No.135-ranked Serrano is on an eight-match profitable streak after claiming her maiden WTA title in Bogota final week.

Prime-seeded Aussie duo Ellen Perez and Storm Sanders have additionally progressed to the doubles ultimate, scoring a complete 6-2 6-2 win at this time towards German Julia Wachaczyk and Mexican Renata Zarazua within the semifinals.

It qualifies every for his or her sixth profession WTA doubles ultimate and a second as a mix.

They’ll face both American duo Caty McNally and Hailey Baptiste or France’s Elixane Lechemia and American Ingrid Neel for the title.


Ladies’s singles, quarterfinals
Astra Sharma (AUS) d [WC] Linda Fruhvirtova (CZE) 6-4 6-3

Ladies’s doubles, semifinals
[1] Ellen Perez (AUS)/Storm Sanders (AUS) d Julia Wachaczyk (GER)/Renata Zarazua (MEX) 6-2 6-2

Ladies’s singles, semifinals
Astra Sharma (AUS)
v Maria Camelia Osorio Serrano (COL)

Ladies’s doubles, ultimate
[1] Ellen Perez (AUS)/Storm Sanders (AUS) v TBC

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