U.S. teens Robin Montgomery, Ashlyn Krueger set for Veneto semi

GAIBA, Italy -- American teenagers Robin Montgomery and Ashlyn Krueger will face each other in the semifinals of the Veneto Open nearly two years after they won the girls' doubles title at the US Open.

The 18-year-old Montgomery beat third-seeded Ysaline Bonaventure 6-4, 6-2 and the 19-year-old Krueger routed seventh-seeded Lucrezia Stefanini 6-2, 6-1 on Friday.

Montgomery also won the girls' singles title at the 2021 US Open.

The other semifinal will feature last year's Wimbledon semifinalist Tatjana Maria against fourth-seeded Olga Danilovic.

The top-seeded Maria beat eighth-seeded Yanina Wickmayer 6-3, 7-5 and Danilovic -- the daughter of former pro basketball player Predrag Danilovic -- defeated Yue Yuan 6-4, 7-6 (5).

It's the second year of the Veneto Open, the first WTA tournament played on natural grass in Italy. The courts are made on former soccer fields.