Fresh off her victory over Naomi Osaka, unseeded Marketa Vondrousova set a semifinal showdown with Svitolina. The lefty led Paula Badosa, 6-3, when the Spaniard decided she could no longer continue in the heat.
Winners of eight titles this season already, Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic are closing in on achieving their top priority. The No. 1-seeded Croatians ended the run of home favorites Ben McLachlan and Kei Nishikori, 6-3, 6-3.
Elena Vesnina is two wins away from defending her Olympic title in women’s doubles. Having partnered Ekaterina Makarova five years ago, Vesnina is back in the semifinals, this time with Veronika Kudermetova following a 6-2, 6-1 win over Liudmyla and Nadiia Kichenok.