Corinna Dentoni of Italy astonishingly came back from 1-set down to upset former world no.2 Vera Zvonavera in a 3 set epic tie breaker.
Meanwhile, Marion Bartoli made her first appearance on a tennis court after her decision to abandon her come back. The Liverpool crowd was thoroughly enthralled with a mixed doubles extravaganza with Bartoli partnered with Alessandro Giannessi beating Liverpool favourite Robert Kendrick and Vera Zvonoreva.
After a sublime set of tennis the match culminated in a nail-baiting super set tiebreak with Bartoli and Giannessi narrowly winning 8-7, thanks to Bartoli’s trademark double-handed forehand.
Local Liverpudlian qualifier Adam Jones, who has just earned his first ATP ranking points sensationally went on to beat rising star Elias Ymer of Sweden 6-3, 6-3, in the presence of a near sell-out crowd.
Tickets for both finals and semi-finals are available from the box office from 10am Saturday morning.