Wild card holder Margarita Gasparyan outhit the top seed of St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2021 Ekaterina Alexandrova in straight sets 6/2, 7/5 in 1 h 20 mins. She was serving better and made fewer unforced errors (22 v. 35 Alexandrova).
“I am really happy to be in the semis, – Gasparyan said in her on-court interview. – When the score was 5/3, I couldn’t serve for the matrch as I was nervous and emotions were overwhelming me. But I am glad a coped with them and closed the match”.
Margarita will face in the semis Vera Zvonareva or Anastasia Gasanova.