Anna Kalinskaya reached the first semi-final of a WTA-1000 tournament in her career

The 40th racket of the world, 25-year-old Russian tennis player Anna Kalinskaya reached the first semi-final of the WTA-1000 category tournament in her career and the third at the WTA level overall.

Let us remind you that in the quarterfinal match, Kalinskaya, who started the competition with qualifications, defeated the US Open 2023 champion, the third racket of the world, 19-year-old American Cori Gauff (3) with a score of 2:6, 6:4, 6:2. The meeting of the tennis players lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes. For the Russian, this victory was the sixth in a row (taking into account qualifications). During the main tournament, Kalinskaya also managed to beat Australian Storm Hunter (Q), Tunisian Ons Jabeur (5), Spaniard Kristina Buksha (LL) and Latvian Jelena Ostapenko (9).

For reaching the finals of the tournament in Dubai, Kalinskaya will fight with the four-time Grand Slam champion, the first racket of the world, Polish Iga Swiatek (1).

Updated: 23.02.2024 — 10:30

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