28th August, Las Vegas: 2019 World Bowling Women's Championships will showcase All Events gold medallist, Maria Rodriguez of Colombia, Sanna Pasanen of Finland, Cherie Tan of Singapore and Danielle McEwan of USA after they booked their semi-finals places with victories in the Masters quarter-finals.
Topseed Rodriguez lost the first match to 23rd-seed, Bernine Lim of Singpaore, 163-227 but bounced back in the second match with a 225-202 win to take the tie to the third deciding match. The match were tied after the fourth frame when both had a double strike each.
A costly single-pin miss in the fifth frame by Lim gave some breathing space for the Colombian. But when the Singaporean recovered and rolled four strikes-in-a-row to end with 224, it needed Rodriguez to response positively.
She gave her team-mates and coach plenty to cheer when she struck out to win the decider and the tie with 245-224, securing her place in the semi-finals. Rodriguez also went to the third match in the Round 2 against 24th-seed and defending champion, Jung Dawun of Korea with a 2-1 victory.