Kleybs, Agnes, Nadia, and K-Zak are into the semis of Seoul, with Klara ousting Dinara yesterday in straight sets. If you're an Ana fan, you'll be watching Kleybs' progress over the weekend in hopes that she's exhausted by the time she gets to Tokyo. Yes, it's come to this. Over in Tashkent it'll be Vezzie vs. Alla, each of whom are trying to win their first career titles. Go Vez!
As for the guys, Richard, Gilles, Techno, and Zverev are in the semifinals in Metz. The result of note? Techno reeling off 10 of the last 11 games to beat Marin in the quarterfinals. Seriously, what the french is going with that guy?
In Romania, Montanes, Granollers, Chela, and Andujar will duke it out for the last dirt title of the season.
Lastly, if you're interested at all, the qualie draw in Tokyo is pretty interesting. L-Rob is there and she won her first round match over #57 Sevastova (not an easy feat -- Sevastova won a title and beat Ana and JJ earlier this year), and she'll play the winner of Halep/Flipkens for a spot in the main draw. Whoever wins that Halep/Flipper match will have to turn around play Robbie later in the day. Good luck, Laura!
And as a random aside, I was totally shocked to see MGMT in the qualie draw. Didn't realize she'd fallen that far.