Indian tennis player Karman Kaur Thandi is one step closer to a final after she reached the semi-final of the ITF Pro Circuit event in China on Friday with an upset 6-4, 7-6(4) over the world no 134 Fangzhou Liu.
The 18-year-old had earlier registered a facile 6-3, 7-6 win against Briton Tara Moore, who was ranked 196 places ahead her.
Also read: Barcelona Sign Defender Nelson Semedo From Benfica
Thandi had managed to reach the round of 32 at Uzbekistan in June, where she lost out to Elena Rybakina despite winning by handsome 6-1 margin in the first set.
However, in another Uzbekistan event, Thandi managed to once again reach the last-four of the tournament. She had beaten another Chinese, Yue Yuan, to reach the quarter-finals.
Also read: Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer Two Wins Away From Record Eighth Title
The teenager has jumped 37 places since June, moving from 450 to her current ranking of 413.
She will now fight it out with Chinese fifth seed Xinyu Gao for a place in the final. Gao ousted compatriot Wushuang
Zheng 6-2 6-4 in her quarterfinal match.