Athletistic/Tennis. Russian tennis players Lyudmila Samsonova and Veronika Kudermetova failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai (China).

In the deciding match of the Rose group, Kudermetova, ranked 16th in the world, defeated Samsonova, ranked 15th in the WTA rankings, with a score of 6:4, 3:6, 7:5. The duration of the match was 2 hours 55 minutes.

So, the Chinese Zhu Lin, who had already beaten Kudermetova and lost to Samsonova, became the first in the group based on additional indicators and reached the semifinals.

Russian Daria Kasatkina and Brazilian Beatrice Addad Maya also qualified for the semi-finals of the tournament.

The fourth participant in the semi-finals will be determined in the match between Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia) and Qinwen Zheng (China).

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