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Kazakhstan tennis player reached the US ITF Troy semi-final

17 october 2011, 18:07
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Sesil Karatantcheva. ©REUTERS
Sesil Karatantcheva. ©REUTERS
Kazakhstan tennis professional Sesil Karatantcheva has got into the US ITF Troy semi-final, Tengrinews.kz reports, citing Sportlive.kz.

Kazakhstan tennis player won American Grace Min in two sets 6:1, 6:2 and reached the semi-finals. She had also secured a victory over Alexis King 6:2, 6:3 in her previous match. Sesil Karatantcheva will play against Ukrainian Varvara Lepechenko, who, in her turn, won over Russian tennis professional Yelena Bovina.

ITF Troy tournament prize fund amounts to $50 000. The tournament includes Satelite tournaments and Futures tournament, that is the first step to the world of professional tennis. The competition is supervised by the International Tennis Federation and the results are taken into account in the ATP and WTA ratings.

Sesil Karatantcheva is a Bulgarian-born Kazakhstani tennis player. Karatantcheva played for Bulgaria until February 2, 2009, when she changed nationality. She will play for Kazakhstan until at least 2012.

Sesil career's highs included a quarterfinal at the 2005 French Open, and No.35 on WTA singles ranking on November 7, 2005. Karatantcheva was also known for testing positive on two drug tests for nandrolone; and after serving a two-year ban of playing professional tennis, she returned in 2008. As of June 6, 2011 she is ranked No. 159 on the WTA Tour.

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