Volynets, Hartono, Hunter advance to singles semi-finals of the L&T Mumbai Open Tennis Championships

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Mumbai, February 9: Eighth seed Katie Volynets, Dutchwoman Arianne Hartono and Australia’s Storm Hunter all reached the singles semi-finals at the L&T Mumbai Open WTA 125K Series Tennis Championships, being organized by the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) and the Cricket Club of India (CCI), on Friday.

Hunter, currently ranked No 3 in the world in doubles, advanced to the semi-finals after Russian teen Alina Korneeva withdrew from the tournament due to illness. The Australian also benefitted from a retirement earlier in the week when Hungary’s Fanny Stollar withdrew after trailing 0-3 in the first set of their first round clash.

Hunter will take on eighth seed Katie Volynets, of the United States, for a spot in Sunday’s final. The American ended the run of South Korean lucky loser Sohyun Park 6-1, 6-2.

Dutchwoman Arianne Hartono stayed in contention for a double triumph this week. After reaching the doubles semi-finals with India’s Prarthana Thombare on Thursday, Hartono also reached the singles semi-finals after Japan’s Moyuka Uchijima retired with the Dutchwoman leading 6-3, 4-3.

Hartono will next face either sixth seed Darja Semenistaja or Polina Kudermetova, who play the evening session match on Friday.

The semi-finals of both the singles and doubles event will take place on Saturday with the finals being held on Sunday February 11.

L&T Mumbai Open WTA 125K Series Results, Friday February 9, 2024
Singles Quarter-Finals
[8] Katie Volynets (USA) def. [LL] Sohyun Park (KOR) 6-1, 6-2
Arianne Hartono (NED) def. Moyuka Uchijima (JPN) 6-3, 403 (retd.)
Storm Hunter (AUS) def. Alina Korneeva walkover
(6) Darja Semenistaja (LAT) vs. Polina Kudermetova

About the L&T Mumbai Open WTA 125 Series
L&T Mumbai Open Tennis Championships is returning to Mumbai after a gap of six years, with reigning Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka winning the inaugural edition in 2017 as a teenager and Thailand’s Luksika Kumkhum winning the title in 2018.