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WTA - Bartoli, Petkovic into semis

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by Prakash

The top seeds, Marion Bartoli and Andrea Petkovic, moved into the semi-finals of the WTA Strasbourg Open with straight set wins on Thursday. Bartoli beat Czech Lucie Hradecka 6-2, 6-3 while Petkovic got past Russian Maria Kirilenko 6-4, 6-3.

Slovak Daniela Hantuchova and Spain,s Anabel Medina Garrigues also reached the semis. The Spaniard beat Croatia's Mirjana Lucic 6-4. 6-4. Lucic was competing in her first tour quarter-final since reaching the semis of Wimbledon in 1999 as a teenager.

INTERNATIONAUX DE STRASBOURG

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - Singles - Quarterfinals
(1) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. (8) Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 62 63
(2) Andrea Petkovic (GER) d.

(5) Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 64 63
(6) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d. (4/WC) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 64 62
(7) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) d. (Q) Mirjana Lucic (CRO) 64 64
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