BUDAPEST, Hungary, April 19 (UPI) -- Germany's Martina Muller stunned top-seeded Martina Sucha of Slovakia, 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, and advanced to her first career WTA semifinal Friday at the Budapest Open.
Muller next faces No. 6 Tatiana Poutchek of Belarus on Saturday. In the other semifinal, No. 4 Eleni Daniilidou of Greece meets qualifier Myriam Casanova of Switzerland.
Unseeded and owning a WTA ranking No. 68 in January, Sucha upset eighth-seeded and 51st-ranked Nicole Pratt of Australia en route to her first career tour title at Hobart. The 22-year-old recovered from first-set deficits in three of her five matches to defeat Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain in final.
Poutchek made her second career semifinal, saving one match point to rally past No. 3 Cara Black of Zimbabwe, 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4. The 23-year-old also reached the final four at Pattaya City, Thailand in November.
Daniilidou rolled into her first career WTA semifinal with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Rita Kuti Kis of Hungary. The Crete native reached a tour quarterfinal for the first time earlier this month at Porto.
Casanova battled past Bulgaria's Lubomira Bacheva, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1.