Aussie Tomljanovic to meet Konta in Morocco semis

Ajla Tomljanovic is through to the semi-finals of the Morocco Open after a straight-sets victory over Sweden's Rebecca Peterson.

The Australian No.2 eased past Peterson 6-2, 6-4 in Rabat to set up a third showdown of the year with Britain's No.1 Johanna Konta.

It will be Tomljanovic's first semi-final appearance since being beaten by Daria Kasatkina at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow in October 2018.

The 25-year-old saw off Konta in two sets at the Brisbane International in January with Konta gaining revenge with a gruelling three-set win at the Australian Open on a final-set tie-break.

The match will be world No.47 Konta's first clay-court semi-final of her career following her three-set victory over second seed Hsieh Su-Wei on Thursday.

The other semi-final pits sixth-seeded Maria Sakkari against Belgium's Alison Van Uytvanck.

World No.51 Sakkari continued her record of not losing a set in the tournament as she stunned Belgian top seed and defending champion Elise Mertens 6-4, 7-6 (7-2).

Van Uytvanck beat Mertens' compatriot, qualifier Ysaline Bonaventure, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2.

PA

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