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Kasatkina and Badosa to meet in semifinals in Adelaide

2023 Adelaide International 2 - Day 4

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 12: Paula Badosa of Spain celebrates defeating Beatriz Haddad Maia of Brazil in her quarter-final match on Day 4 of the 2023 Adelaide International at Memorial Drive on January 12, 2023 in Adelaide, Australia (Photo by Robert Prange/Getty Images)

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ADELAIDE, Australia -- Fifth-seeded Daria Kasatkina defeated No. 12 Petra Kvitova to reach the semifinals of the Adelaide International. Kasatkina won 6-3, 7-6 (5) over the two-time former Wimbledon champion.

Paula Badosa also advanced and will face Kasatkina after defeating Beatriz Haddad Maia 7-6 (5), 7-5. Badosa is seeded No. 9.

Kasatkina has won two of three previous matches against Badosa.

Kasatkina said she was satisfied with her victory - and her first “win over Kvitova. They met on clay in 2018 with Kvitova winning 6-4. 6-0.

“I’m really happy with my performance,” Kasatkina said, “the way I was able to keep my focus in the tiebreak.”