In what was one of Masha's better matches in her comeback, she was able to exact revenge on poor Agi, who beat her at the USO two years ago. The serve is still wonky but Maria was able to tee off on Agi's puff serves and take advantage of anything short. Really nice performance from Maria, who got the 62 76 win. Maria actually came back from 2-5 down in the second set and 0-2 in the tiebreak.
So the semis will be Pova vs. Kleybs and Lena vs. ReRe. Uh...Davai! If Maria can make the final then it's likely she'll be seeded for the USO. So yes, there is something riding on this tournament.
As a side note: Dear Toronto fans -- Cheering between first and second serves and applauding double faults? Come on.