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Seppi rallies to defeat Sydney top seed Tsitsipas

AFP, SYDNEYVeteran Andreas Seppi yesterday derailed top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas’ Sydney International title hopes, while homegrown rising star Ashleigh Barty claimed another top scalp to also advance to the semi-finals. Seppi, 14 years older than his 20-year-old Greek opponent, has only won three ATP titles, but called on all his experience as he battled back for a gutsy 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 win. 1 Simona Halep and former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko by easily accounting for 10th-seeded Belgian Elise Mertens 6-3, 6-3. The first woman to book a semi-final spot was Belarussian qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich, who beat Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinszky — on the comeback trail after a 14-month winless spell — 6-3, 6-3. However, she has a daunting task ahead, after fifth seed and 2015 Sydney winner Petra Kvitova defeated world No.

Source: Taipei Times January 10, 2019 15:56 UTC