This is a huge match! Appleton stormed her group winning both games. It was a different story for Christie as her group was incredibly tight but she managed to qualify second to set this clash up!
15:40 APPLETON BREAKS SERVE 1-0
Emily Appleton starts the game in the same manner she has been playing all week. Dominating nearly every point to get up by an early break.
15:46 CHRISTIE BREAKS BACK 1-1
Exceptional defense from Christie who defends a barrage of aggressive ground strokes from Appleton and completes the break to love! Great start to this one.
15:53 APPLETON BREAKS 2-1
Christie is able to defend two break points but after the third deuce Appleton overpowers her defence and forces the break of serve. Chaotic start her as neither player can hold their serve!
16:00 APPLETON BREAKS SERVE 4-1
After Appleton holds for the first time in the match, a tight call on the line from a Christie slice gives her a break of serve.
16:20 APPLETON WINS THE SET 6-2
A succession of deuces on Christie’s serve showcase some superb tennis! At break point Christie plays a textbook point clinically disposing of a volley to defend the break point. Another break point follows and Christie sprays a deep forehand wide to give Appleton the set!
16:55 CHRISTIE BREAKS SERVE 6-2, 2-4
Christie takes control of the second set! Unlike Appleton to miss out on a backhand that sat up for her, but Christie will need to keep going to grab the set!
17:06 CHRISTIE WINS THE SECOND SET 6-2, 3-6
Christie has turned up the heat. It has been a great set for Christie as she topples Appleton to force the third set tiebreak. This will be a cracker!
17:15 6-2, 3-6, 4-5
Both players are digging in deep her, desperate for the upper-hand in this tiebreak. It remains so tight at 4-5!
17:23 APPLETON WINS THE MATCH 6-2, 3-6, 10-6
Such a high standard on show. Every point in this tiebreak has been fiercly contested. In the end Appleton gets two match points. She converts the first with a thunderous backhand that Christie can only just get in play, Emily Appleton finishes those off for fun. A great match and a great win for Emily Appleton who is into the Semi-Final! It’s her 5th consecutive semi-final!!