The last four take to the court in Washington as the Citi Open reaches the semifinal stage. Océane Dodin and Julia Goerges head the field.
WTA Staff
August 5, 2017

STADIUM

Play starts at noon

After Men's Doubles and Men's Singles matches

Not before 4pm    
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) [7] v Oceane Dodin (FRA) [5]

After Men's Singles match

Not before 9pm    
Julia Goerges (GER) [4] v Andrea Petkovic (GER)

GRANDSTAND 1

Play starts at 1pm

Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) / Sloane Stephens (USA) v Shuko Aoyama (JPN) / Renata Voracova (CZE) [2]

MATCH FACTS

Andrea Petkovic has won her last two meetings with Julia Goerges, prevailing in Cincinnati in 2015 and again in Nurnberg, two years previously.

Julia Goerges won the only other match between the pair, in Sydney on the hard court nine years ago - despite losing the opening set to love.

Ekaterina Makarova and Océane Dodin meet for the first time.

This will be the first Citi Open final in three years not to feature an American woman. Sloane Stephens' success in 2015 preceded a defeat for Lauren Davis last year.

Andrea Petkovic hopes to match her 2013 efforts, when she made the final. The German was then beaten by defending champion Magdalena Rybarikova in that showpiece.

Ekaterina Makarova seeks to become the third Russian woman to win the Citi Open in the last six years - Nadia Petrova, in 2011, and Svetlana Kuznetsova, three years later, having paved the way for their compatriot this weekend.

Another Russian, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, has also made the final in recent years, losing in both 2012 and 2015.