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Sobolenko reaches Shenzhen Open semifinal, Lapko out

 Arina Sobolenko of Belarus made her direct advancement to the semifinal of the Shenzhen Open in China, BelTA has learned. The Belarusian world number 142 was to play World No.113 Denisa Allertova of the Czech Republic in the quarterfinal.

The Czech player withdrew from the tournament. In the semifinal Arina Sobolenko could have played fellow Belarusian Vera Lapko (World No.293), but the Belarusian player lost to Jing Liu (World No.295) 3-6, 5-7.

Lidia Morozova of Belarus and Dutch Lesley Kerkhove lost to the Ukrainian duet of the Lyudmyla Kichenok and Nadiia Kichenok 6-7 (2-7), 6-2, 6-10 in the women's doubles