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By Chris Oddo | Friday June 16, 2017

After a strong clay-court season, Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit continues to display stellar form on the grass. The 21-year-old eased past Germany’s Carina Witthoeft, 6-3, 6-1, to book her spot in the Ricoh Open Semis on Friday.

More: Konta Cruises into Nottingham Semis

Kontaveit, who will face Lesia Tsurenko in the semifinal, is into her first grass-court semifinal. She improved to 16-9 on the season with the win, and is playing at a career-high ranking of 49.

No.7-seeded Tsurenko knocked off Kristina Mladenovic, 6-3, 6-1.

The top-half semifinal will feature No.5-seeded Ana Konjuh and World No.74 Natalia Vikhlyantseva. Konjuh, who defeated Evgeniya Rodina 6-3, 6-7(4), 7-6(10, has lost four of five on grass after winning the Nottingham title in 2015, but has rebounded nicely with three straight wins at ‘s-Hertogenbosch to reach her sixth career semifinal.

Vikhlyantseva, 20, is into her third career semifinal. She defeated Arantxa Rus, 6-3, 6-2.


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