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Cilic to face Donskoy in Kremlin Cup semi-finals

October 24, 2015 11:30 IST

World No 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.

Marin Cilic of Croatia celebratesHe will face another Russian, Evgeny Donskoy, in the last four after the 25-year-old overcame his Davis Cup teammate 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. 

Image:  Marin Cilic of Croatia celebrates

Photograph:  Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports/via Reuters

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