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Gauff beats Anisimova to reach Parma semis

Coco Gauff has advanced to the semifinals of the Emilia-Romagna Open after winning the battle of the US teenagers with Amanda Anisimova.

The 17-year-old Gauff, who last week reached the Italian Open semi-finals for her career-best result on clay, came from 3-0 down in the second set before reeling off the final six games to prevail 6-3 6-3 on Thursday.

“In the second set I was missing a lot of balls. In the first three games I think I lost seven or eight points in a row,” Gauff said.

“And then I honestly just decided to go for bigger targets and focus on hitting the ball deeper instead of trying to hit winners.”

The third-seeded Gauff’s reward will be a semi-final against Czech Katerina Siniakova, who continued a great tournament which had already seen her knock out Serena Williams by beating eighth seed Caroline Garcia 7-5 6-1.

Former US Open champion Sloane Stephens looked to be rediscovering some decent form as she also reached the semi-finals by beating Italian veteran Sara Errani 6-3 6-0.

Stephens will face sixth-seeded Qiang Wang, who upset second-seeded Petra Martic 7-6 (7-4) 3-6 7-5 in a three-hour battle.

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