Jones powers into Cairns semis
Australia's Sacha Jones has continued her stunning form on Zinc FM Arena with a comprehensive victory 6-2 6-1 over Sachie Ishizu at the Cairns Tennis International on Friday.
Australia’s Sacha Jones has continued her stunning form on Zinc FM Arena with a comprehensive victory 6-2 6-1 over Sachie Ishizu at the Cairns Tennis International on Friday.
Jones has looked in great touch all event and will take a lot of confidence into Saturday’s semifinal against Frenchwoman Victoria Larriere. She is the sole Australian woman left in the event after number two seed Monique Adamczak was eliminated in three sets by American Chieh-Yu Hsu.
Nineteen-year-old Alex Bolt proved too powerful for Victorian Andrew Whittington 6-4 6-2 in the first men’s quarterfinal. Bolt is certainly a talent on the rise and used his big left-handed serve to his advantage throughout the match.
Bolt will now take on top seed Michael Look for a place in Sunday’s final. Look won another epic encounter against New Zealander Michael Venus. Look saved four match points in the third set before closing out the match 6-4 6-7(4) 7-5.
Luke Saville completed his run to the semifinals without the loss of a set, beating fellow South Australian junior Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-2 6-3. Saville proved too good on the day outclassing his younger opponent. Saville will be looking to play in his second Pro Tour final of the year against in-form New South Welshman Nick Lindahl.
Lindahl was granted an easier passage to the semifinals after Isaac Frost was forced to withdraw due to a pectoral injury. Saville will have his work cut out against Lindahl who is displaying some of the form that saw him win the 2010 Australian Open Wildcard Play-off.
The women’s singles final will be played at 11 am on Sunday with the men’s final to follow. Entry is free for all spectators.
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Sacha JONES (AUS)  Sachie ISHIZU (JPN) WS 6-2 6-1
Victoria LARRIERE (FRA)  Chiaki OKADAUE (JPN) WS 6-1 6-1
Chieh-Yu HSU (USA) Monique ADAMCZAK (AUS)  WS 0-6 6-4 6-4
Alex BOLT (AUS) Andrew WHITTINGTON (AUS) MS 6-4 6-3
Ling ZHANG (HKG)  Chanel SIMMONDS (RSA)  WS 6-1 6-7(3) 6-3
Nick LINDAHL (AUS)  Isaac FROST (AUS)  MS w.o.
Michael LOOK (AUS)  Michael VENUS (NZL)  MS 6-3 6-7(3) 7-5
Luke SAVILLE (AUS)  Thanasi KOKKINAKIS (AUS) MS 6-3 6-2
Starting at 11:00 Ling ZHANG (HKG)  Chieh-Yu HSU (USA) WS
Not Before 12:00 Sacha JONES (AUS)  Victoria LARRIERE (FRA)  WS
Not Before 13:30 Michael LOOK (AUS)  Alex BOLT (AUS) MS
Not Before 15:00 Nick LINDAHL (AUS)  Luke SAVILLE (AUS)  MS