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Wang Qiang rallies to reach Bronx Open semifinals

Day Six: The Championships - Wimbledon 2019

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Qiang Wang of China plays a backhand in her Ladies’ Singles third round match against Elise Mertens of Belgium during Day six of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 06, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Shi Tang/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK -- Top-seeded Wang Qiang rallied from a dismal start to beat Anna Blinkova 0-6, 6-1, 6-4 on Thursday and reach the semifinals of the Bronx Open.

Wang won just six of 20 points on her serve in the first set but turned around the match against Blinkova, a Russian whose next match will be against defending champion Naomi Osaka next week in the U.S. Open.

Wang, of China, will play her first WTA semifinal outside Asia against Camila Giorgi, who continued her strong recent play by routing Alize Cornet 6-2, 6-1. Giorgi reached the final in Washington earlier this month.

Katerina Siniakova and Magda Linette will meet in the other semifinal at the first-year WTA tournament after pulling out three-set victories. Siniakova, the No. 5 seed, beat Bernarda Pera 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3. Linette edged No. 10 seed Karolina Muchova, a Wimbledon quarterfinalist, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (3).