Yastremska maintains Lyon run amid war at home

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The Ukrainian wildcard secured her place in the last four on Saturday (AEDT) with a 6-4 7-6 (7-3) victory over the Italian amid the war with Russia in her home country.

The 21-year-old fled Odessa with her sister last week, separating from her parents in the process, and has spoken about her desire to honour those back in Ukraine with a title.

She will face No.2 seed Sorana Cirstea after the Romanian made short work of Anna Bondar with a 6-3 6-3 victory.

Elsewhere, Caroline Garcia toppled another seed after fighting back to beat Alison van Uytvanck 4-6 6-3 7-5. The home favourite knocked out No.1 seed Camila Giorgi in the first round and has a semi-final clash against Zhang Shuai to look forward to.

Zhang did not have to sweat to make her place after Vitalia Diatchenko was forced to retire at three games down in the first set through injury.


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