October 23, 2015 / 8:49 PM / 4 years ago

Cilic to face Donskoy in Kremlin Cup semi-finals

Marin Cilic of Croatia celebrates after defeating Donald Young of the U.S. during their men's singles tennis match at the Japan Open championships in Tokyo October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

MOSCOW (Reuters) - World number 14 Marin Cilic is through to the semi-finals of the Kremlin Cup after the Croat easily beat Russia’s Andrei Kuznetsov 6-2 6-1 on Friday.

He will face another Russian, Evgeny Donskoy, in the last four after the 25-year-old overcame his Davis Cup team mate Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-3 6-2. 

The other semi-final will see Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber in action against Roberto Bautista of Spain.

Kohlschreiber beat Robin Haase 6-2 6-4 while Bautista was victorious against Lucas Pouille 6-4 6-2.

In the women’s draw, defending champion Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova came from a set down to beat fellow Russian Daria Kasatkina 2-6 6-2 6-4 and move through to the final. 

She will meet another Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova after the 30-year-old overcame Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine in straight sets.

Reporting By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy, editing by Mark Meadows

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