Sasnovich, Seppi through to Sydney International semifinals

SYDNEY (AP) — Aliaksandra Sasnovich's impressive start to the season has continued with a straight-sets win over Timea Bacsinszky to be the first woman through to the Sydney International semifinals.

The No. 33-ranked Sasnovich, who made it to the quarterfinals last week in Brisbane, was in control most of the way to beat her Swiss opponent 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday.

Sasnovich will face two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova or 2016 Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber for a spot in the final. Kvitova and Kerber play later Thursday.

In the first men's quarterfinal decided Thursday, eighth-seeded Andreas Seppi upset top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.


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