The dominant Mayar Sherif locks horns with America’s Caroline Dolehide in the semifinals of the Copa LP Chile on Saturday.

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Mayar Sherif (Twitter)

Mayar Sherif

The top seed has shown her class in the tournament so far. She has dominated her way into the semifinals and has dropped just one set and lost only 15 games in her three matches so far. 13 of the 15 games she has lost so far, came in just one match.

The Egyptian athlete began her campaign with a 6-0, 6-0 route of local youngster Fernanda Astete. Sherif had her toughest test against 15-year-old Brenda Fruhvirtova. The world No. 63 won the first set convincingly but Fruhvirtova bounced back strongly to win the second set. In the decisive third set, Sherif held her nerves and won the match 6-2, 4-6, 7-5. In the quarterfinals, Sherif blew away the eighth-seeded Emma Navarro in straight sets 6-0, 6-2.

Caroline Dolehide

The 24-year-old has quite an impressive campaign in the competition. She has won all three of her matches so far in straight sets.

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Caroline Dolehide (BNP Paribas Open – Twitter)

In the round of 32, Dolehide eased past sixth-seeded Jang Su-jeong 6-2, 6-2. The young American followed that up with another solid performance against Emiliana Arango in the round of 16. Dolehide won the match 6-4, 6-4. She faced a stiff task in the quarterfinals as she was up against third-seed Julia Grabher.

World No. 35 won the match comfortably and some ordinary service games from Grabher helped her. The Austrian only managed a win percent of 40 on the first serve compared to 71 from Dolehide. The match ended 6-2, 6-1 in favor of the youngster.

Head-to-Head and Prediction

The head-to-head scoreline currently stands at 1-0 in favor of Sherif.

Prediction: Mayar Sherif to win in three sets.

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