Great Britain’s Freya Christie came from a set down to beat Italy’s Anna-Giulia Remondina and reach the semi-finals of the Aegon GB Pro-Series Sunderland.

Christie,19, is playing in just her second tournament following a serious wrist injury and was made to work for a 4-6 6-2 6-2 victory against a far more experienced opponent.

Remondina, who has been as high as 219 in the world, unsettled the Brit in the early exchanges with her consistency and guile from the back of the court, however it was the teenager’s power and accuracy which eventually prevailed.

“I thought I played really well,” said Christie after the match. “I was a little bit disappointed to lose that (first) set from being 5-2 down and bringing it back to 5-4, but then I managed to regroup and play really well in the next two sets.”

Christie will now meet fellow Brit Alicia Barnett in the last four after the 24-year-old defeated Erin Richardson 6-1 6-1.

After winning her second round match against Emma Hurst for the loss of just four games on Wednesday, Christie made the perfect start by breaking Remondina’s serve in the opening game.

However, from 0-2 down, the 28-year-old Italian reeled off five games in a row, as Christie became increasingly frustrated by her increasing error count.

The Brit almost recovered after clawing her way back to 5-4, however she lost serve again to concede the opening set.

Christie’s response to adversity was impressive, though, and she broke Remondina in the third game of the second set with a well-struck backhand down the line.

After that there was only one winner, as the Brit won four of the next five games to level the match at a set apiece.

An early break at the start of the decider eased the pressure and, after missing a match point opportunity at 5-1, Christie served out the contest in the following game.

Earlier in the day 18-year-old British hopeful Jodie Burrage defeated Tiffany William 6-3 6-1 to book her place in Friday’s semi-finals line-up.

Burrage will now take on Maia Lumsden for a place in the final, after the latter beat France’s Luicie Wargnier 7-5 6-4.