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Julia Goerges sends Kristina Mladenovic crashing out of top 10 at WTA Elite Trophy

Julia Goerges defeated Kristina Mladenovic to reach the semifinals of the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai.

tennis Updated: Nov 03, 2017 16:24 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, Zhuhai
Julia Goerges,Kristina Mladenovic,WTA Elite Trophy
Julia Goerges reacts during her WTA Elite Trophy match against Kristina Mladenovic.(REUTERS )

Julia Goerges beat top seed Kristina Mladenovic 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) to reach the WTA Elite Trophy semi-finals and send the Frenchwoman tumbling out of the world top 10 on Friday.

Mladenovic needed a straight-sets win to reach the Zhuhai semis but she instead went down in one hour, 36 minutes, ceding her number 10 ranking to America’s CoCo Vandeweghe.

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It ends a career-high season for Mladenovic, who finished 2016 ranked 42nd but won her first tour title in St Petersburg and reached three other finals this year.

Anastasija Sevastova booked her semi-final spots without dropping a set in the round-robin phase of the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai on Thursday.

Sevastova, making her tournament debut, posted a perfect record in Camellia Group with a 6-3 6-4 win over Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic.

First Published: Nov 03, 2017 15:39 IST