Aga was forced to retire down 0-5 to Caro due to a leg injury. There were tears from both but Caro was pretty amazing in her genuine condolensces to her bestie and sometimes tanning partner.
Nice to see. She'll be up against her mindless ball-bashing buddy, Vika, in the semis, and has a pretty damn good chance of capturing that #1 ranking if she does well here and in Beijing. Hold on to your hats.
The other semi will feature Lena vs. Fran. Lena was on the verge of dropping the first set before Bepa failed to serve it out and pretty much went wonky for the rest of the match, throwing in UFE after UFE. It was bummersauce.
As for Fran, she had herself a 3+ hour battle with Kaia and needed two chances to serve out the third set after choking away the first chance pretty badly. Nice to see her back up her late summer results though. Somehow, the better Fran does, the easier RG is for me to take.
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