ASB Classic: Serena conqueror Brengle eliminated

Madison Brengle was unable to keep up the momentum after beating Serena Williams, suffering elimination at the ASB Classic a day later at the hands of Jelena Ostapenko.

Madison Brengle in Auckland

Madison Brengle lost to Jelena Ostapenko 5-7, 3-6.

Madison Brengle was unable to keep up the momentum after beating Serena Williams, suffering elimination at the ASB Classic a day later at the hands of Jelena Ostapenko.

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Brengle made the most of blustery conditions to oust the former World No. 1 in three sets on Wednesday, but seventh seed Ostapenko proved an obstacle too far in the quarterfinals, the Latvian winning 7-5, 6-3.

Ostapenko will play Lauren Davis in the final four after the American was a 6-1, 7-6 (7-4) victor over fourth seed Barbora Strycova.

Both Serena and Venus Williams have faltered in Auckland, and the shock theme continued on Thursday as Julia Goerges pulled off a stunning comeback win 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 against former top-ranked player Caroline Wozniacki.

Wozniacki appeared to be cruising to victory a set and two breaks to the good at 3-0 in the second, but Goerges reeled off six straight games with some wondrous shots on the back foot.

With impetus firmly behind her, Georges raced into a 5-1 lead in the decider and saw out the victory after Wozniacki threatened a late revival.

Ana Konjuh is Goerges' semi-final opponent after Naomi Osaka withdrew injured against the Croatian after just two games.