Unseeded Kiki Bertens enjoyed a surprisingly routine 6-2 6-2 victory over seventh seed Caroline Garcia to reach the biggest final of her career at the Mutua Madrid Open, while tenth seed Petra Kvitova emerged as the winner in the second semifinal on Friday’s schedule, beating fellow Czech and sixth seed Karolina Pliskova 7-6(4) 6-3 in a clash of two players who were both on nine-match winning streaks. Our Jimmie48 has both the semis covered in pics, as well as photos of doubles semifinals.
MORE MUTUA MADRID OPEN 2018 PHOTOS:
- Thursday: Pliskova, Kvitova, Garcia, Bertens move into the semifinals
- Wednesday: Former champs Halep, Kvitova, Sharapova move into quarterfinals
- Tuesday: Continuation of second-round action, Suarez Navarro thrills home crowd with epic Svitolina upset
- Monday: Sharapova & Wozniacki victorious, Pliskova eliminates Azarenka in the second round
- Sunday: Halep, Wozniacki, Azarenka, Sharapova, Muguruza ease through the first round
- Saturday: First round kicks off, Kontaveit eliminates Venus
- Friday: Qualifying action, practice sessions, players’ party
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