Italian wildcard Matilde Paoletti reached the semi-finals of the Open delle Puglie by winning against Dutch qualifier Eva Vedder 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Friday.
Matilde Paoletti will play the winner of the match between Italian qualifier Nuria Brancaccio and German Tatjana Maria, the No 3 seed, next.
Ahead of her victory, the Italian beat Frenchwoman Harmony Tan, the No 7 seed (6-2, 6-0) and Argentinian qualifier Paula Ormaechea (6-4, 6-4).
Vedder, ranked No 287, won against Spaniard Rebeka Masarova (6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-2) and Montenegrin Danka Kovinic, the second seed (6-3, 6-3) earlier in the tournament.
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