Ariane Hartono. Photo: Marcel Jurian de Jong
Tennis star Ariane Hartono reached the semi-finals in singles and the final in doubles at the professional tournament in Cherbourg in France.
Things are going well with the 25-year-old Mappelas, who last week beat a player in the global top 100 for the first time. She will get a chance to do so again on Saturday when she takes on world No. 80-year-old French Clara Burrell, 20, in the semi-finals of the ITF tournament in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin.
Hartono surprisingly defeated Daria Snigur in three long sets in the quarterfinals on Friday: 3-6, 7-5, 7-6(3). The young Ukrainian is currently ranked 192nd in the world rankings, Hartono is ranked 243rd.
Hartono has already reached the final fight in the doubles of a professional tournament doped with $25,000. Together with her British partner Sarah Beth Grey, she defeated high-ranked pair Rebecca Masarova (Spa) / Xenia Knoll (Zvi) in a semi-final fight.
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