Laura Robson vs Sorana Cirstea Live Score Semi Final WTA Guangzhou Open 2012 woman china championship event first. Robson reached her second WTA singles semi-final with victory over Peng Shuai at China’s Guangzhou Open.After more than three hours, 74th-ranked Robson overcame China’s world number 47 Peng to win 7-5 5-7 6-2.Robson, 18, will play Romania’s Sorana Cirstea, ranked 30th, in the last four after she saw off Alize Cornet 6-4 6-3.
Rising British star Laura Robson on Thursday reached the semi-finals of the WTA Guangzhou Open by defeating China’s Peng Shuai 7-5, 5-7, 6-2.The 18-year-old world No.74, who made it through to the last 16 at the US Open earlier this month with wins over Li Na and Kim Clijsters, needed more than three hours to defeat her Chinese opponent, ranked 27 places above her.
Laura Robson vs Sorana Cirstea Semi Final Tennis Match 2012
WTA China Guangzhou Open 2012
To reach the last eight Robson had defeated the second seed, Zheng Jie of China 6-3, 6-3. She next plays third-seeded Sorana Cirstea, the world No.30 for a place in the final. The Romanian beat Alize Cornet of France 6-4, 6-3.
The second semi-final will be between Ursula Radwanska of Poland and Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan.Robson is the first British woman to reach a main tour singles semi-final since Anne Keothavong at the Luxembourg Open in October 2011.The Londoner is aiming to become the first British woman to contest a main tour singles final since Jo Durie in 1990 in Newport, USA.
The last British woman to win a WTA singles title was Sara Gomer in July 1988 in Aptos, California. Having won a silver medal in the Olympic mixed doubles and reached the US Open last 16, Robson’s superb season continues. She broke Peng’s serve three times, and decisively in game 12, to secure a tight opening set.It was roles reversed in an equally combative second, but Robson composed herself to dominate the decider.
“After New York I’m feeling pretty confident on court and I’m not really having any trouble serving out matches at the moment, which is always good,” she told The Tennis Space website.
“But I’ve still got a lot that I can improve on, so I’m trying not to focus on anyone else’s expectations, just focusing on improving and listening to my coach [Zeljko Krajan].”
Robson beat Zheng Jie to make the last eight and having battled past Peng in hot conditions, she will play Cirstea for the first time.
“It’s going to be a really tough match because she’s a very aggressive player and hits a lot of winners, so I’m going to have to be ready to run a lot, that’s for sure,” she added.