Kirsten Flipkens (WTA 74) has Saturday could not place for the semi-finals of the WTA-tournament in the Swiss city of Lugano (gravel/ $ 250,000). Flipper lost after one hour and 41 minutes in two sets (6-4 and 7-6 (7/4)) of the belarusian Vera Lapko (WTA 130).
The barely 19-year-old Lapko in the semi-final battle Elise Mertens (WTA 20) encounter. The belgian, the second seed, must be her quarter-final win of the German Mona Barthel (WTA 68).
Mertens and Flipkens play later in the day the semi-finals of the doubles in Lugano. The Belgian duo, the first seed, will find therein the Czech-Kazakh tandem Kristyna Pliskova/Galina Voskoboeva.
The schedule in Lugano was the last day severely disrupted by the frequent rain.