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Tennis in Ukrainian: Tsurenko – semi-finalist Hobart

Теннис по-украински: Цуренко – полуфиналистка ХобартаLesya Tsurenko won the third victory on hard courts tournament in Hobart (Australia).

For a place in the semi-final from Kiev competed with the 57th-ranked Shelby Rogers. Tsurenko won the two previous matches against the American, the third internal meeting of the players for Lesia was not so easy but with a positive result.

The first set remained for Rogers – American twice took the feed Tsurenko, and in the tenth the game was able to fend off the persistent attempts of the opponent to make a back break.

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In the second game Rodgers twice led with a break, but Tsurenko showed character and snatched victory at the end of the party. In the final set decided the break Tsurenko in the sixth game on his serve Les never allowed the rival to earn a break point.

At the semifinal stage, Tsurenko will play against the winner of the match between third-seeded Monica Niculescu and the Japanese Risa Ozaki.

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Due to the semi-finals at the tournament in Hobart Lesya Tsurenko came close to returning to the top 50 of the WTA rankings. Victory in the next match will make a Ukrainian woman at least 49-th racket of the world.

Lesya Tsurenko (Ukraine) – Shelby Rogers (USA) – 4:6, 6:4, 6:3

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