American Coco Gauff reaches semifinals at ASB Classic

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Top-seeded Coco Gauff has beaten Zhu Lin of China 6-3, 6-2 to reach the semifinals of the ASB Tennis Classic at a tournament which has been dogged by bleak weather and diminished by waning star power. Venus Williams, second-seeded Sloane Stephens and British star Emma Raducanu all were beaten in the second round. Another seeded player, third-seeded former U.S. Open finalist Leylah Fernandez, was beaten 6-4, 6-2 in the quarterfinals by Belgian qualifier Ysaline Bonaventure.

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