4th seed Marion Bartoli and 5th seed Angelique Kerber have reached the semi finals of the AEGON International in Eastbourne
Bartoli was too strong for seventh seed Lucie Safarova winning 6-4, 6-2 while Kerber scored a 6-2, 6-4 win over former champion Ekaterina Makarova. This was Kerber's 39th win of the season on the tour in 2012 - the most by any player so far.
Also moving into the semi finals were Czech Klara Zakaplova and Austrian Tamira Paszek.
Zakaplova beat Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-3, 7-5 while Paszek beat former Wimbledon semi finalist Tsvetana Pironokova 6-0, 6-4.
The semi finals will take place on Friday.
Eastbourne, England - Thursday, June 21, 2012
Singles - Quarterfinals
(4) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. (7) Lucie Safarova (CZE) 64 62
(5) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 62 64
Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 63 75
Tamira Paszek (AUT) d. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 60 64
Doubles - Quarterfinals
(1) Huber/Raymond (USA/USA) d. Robson/Watson (GBR/GBR) 64 76(3)