South Stops Sahoo to enter semis of NECC-ITF Women's Tennis

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Pune, Nov 13 (UNI) Top seed Melanie South stopped the winning run of the lone Indian player Shalini Sahoo to enter the semifinal of the 25,000 dollars NECC-ITF women's tennis here today.

In the quarterfinals played today, the strongly built world ranked 116th British player South easily outplayed Sahoo 6-2, 6-2 in 61 minutes.

South will now take on fourth seeded Ksenia Palkina (Kyrgyzstan) who easily accounted for sixth seeded Kai-Chen Chang (Chinese Taipei) 6-3, 6-4.

Qualifier Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia continued with a fabulous run in the event outwitting I Hsuan Hwang (Chinese Taipei) 6-2, 6-2 to make it to the last four from the bottom half.

Bojana will face eighth seeded Jing Jing Lu of China. Second seed Ye-Ra Lee (Korea) conceded her match to Jing Lu due to fever after being down 5-2 in the first set.

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