And then there were eight. Following six days of competition in the Sarasota Open, the cream of the crop remains, including three U.S. players: Alex Kuznetsov, Steve Johnson and Wayne Odesnik.
This weekend also brings the semifinals of the inaugural Nick Bollettieri Sarasota Women’s Open, with IMG student, Dasha Sharapova, hitting the court around 4 p.m. Friday, April 19.
Here’s a breakdown of the remaining matches. Start times are posted daily at sarasotaopen.org:
Friday, April 19
• Men’s singles quarterfinals
• Men’s doubles semifinals
• Women’s semifinals
Saturday, April 20
• Men’s singles semifinals
• Men’s doubles finals
• Women’s finals
Sunday, April 21
• Men’s finals, beginning at noon
Don’t miss Nick Bollettieri Kids Day with the Stars, from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 20. This exhibition event will entertain with great tennis and laughter. Purchase tickets at http://sarasotaopen.tix.com/.