It's semifinal day at the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup.
WTA Staff
April 27, 2018

Play starts at 12 noon

CENTER

Maria IRIGOYEN (ARG) / Ellen PEREZ (AUS) v Xenia KNOLL (SUI) / Anna SMITH (GBR) [3]

Not before 2pm
Maria SAKKARI (GRE) v Polona HERCOG (SLO)

Not before 4pm
Pauline PARMENTIER (FRA) v Irina-Camelia BEGU (ROU) [7]

MATCH POINTS

Parmentier and Begu have played each other five times. The Romanian edges the head-to-head 3-2 - but the Frenchwoman has a better record on clay, leading 2-1.

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Sakkari and Hercog have not met before.

Parmentier has never previously appeared at this tournament.

Begu reached the semifinals here in 2017, losing to Elise Mertens 6-1, 6-1.

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Hercog lost in the first round here in her two previous appearances, in 2008 and 2009.

Sakkari was a quarterfinalist here in 2016, losing to Danka Kovinic 1-6, 6-1, 6-2.