• Kyodo


Kurumi Nara defeated Camila Giorgi on Thursday to advance to the semifinals of the Hobart International.

Nara, ranked 43rd in the world, beat the third-seeded Italian 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 in 1 hour, 49 minutes in Hobart, Australia, to set up a semifinal against qualifier Madison Brengle. The American advanced thanks to a 6-7 (7-3), 6-4, 6-4 quarterfinal victory over Italy’s Karin Knapp.

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