Argentina’s top-seeded Juan Martin Del Potro booked a semi-final matchup against Germany’s Tommy Haas with a straight-set victory Friday over Kevin Anderson at the ATP and WTA Washington Open.
Seventh-ranked Del Potro, the 2009 US Open winner and the Washington champion in 2008 and 2009, beat the South African seventh seed 7-6 (7/0), 6-3 while third seed Haas ousted Bulgarian 11th seed Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/3).
“It’s a good opportunity to reach another final but I have to beat a very good player,” Del Potro said. “He’s playing good this season and he has got a lot of experience. I’ll try to play like today or even better.”
Stosur enters semis
Carlsbad (California): Former US Open champion Samantha Stosur and Virginie Razzano notched upset victories on Friday to set up a semi-final clash at the WTA Tour’s Southern California Open.
Fifth-seeded Australian Stosur ousted second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 7-5, 2-6, 6-3.
French wild card Razzano continued her remarkable run with a 6-7 (6/8), 7-5, 7-6 (10/8) triumph over third-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova.