Fifth seed Luksika Kumkham of Thailand knocked out Thailand knocked out top seed Saisai Zheng of China 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the Cricket Club of India here on Friday.
The Thai World No. 103 came from a set down before outplaying the lasted 2 hours and 17 minutes. Saisai’s early exit has thrown the draw, which has already lost three out of the draw, which has already lost three out of the four top seeds, wide open.
“Sometimes you have nothing to lose and just have to find a way to win. When it’s a tough day I don’t think about it and just keep playing. I have played Saisai earlier this year and it was quite different that time,” Luksika said.
Luksika will meet sith seed Margarita Gasparyan in the semis on Saturday. Unseeded Danka Kovinic who had knockr=ed out fourth seed Serbian Olga Danilovic in the first round couldn’t continue against Margarita.
The Russian won 7-6 (4),4-6.6-1
Results (QF): Luksika Kumkhum (Tha) bt Saisai zheng (Chn) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4; Margarita Gaspryan (Rus) bt Dankaaa Kovinic 7-6(4),4-6,6-1.
From Online Sources