Twenty-year-old Slovakian Viktoria Kuzmova has defeated sixth seed Alison van Uytvanck from Belgium, 3-6 7-6(4) 6-2. Previously Kuzmova had to acknowledge Van Uytvanck’s superiority in the quarter-finals at the clay court in Budapest. To reach a place in the semi-finals Kuzmova has to beat another Belgian player. Elise Mertens is, in theory, an even stronger opponent. The second seed defeated Slovenia’s Polona Hercog.
Kiki Bertens and Kirsten Flipkens have reached the semi-finals in the doubles tournament. The second seeded Dutch/Belgian pair was clearly too strong for the Dutch wildcard pair Arantxa Rus/Eva Wacanno, 6-0 6-3.