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First seed Pennetta reaches Palermo semifinals

First seed Pennetta reaches Palermo semifinals

First-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy continued toward a successful defense of the Palermo Open title with a straight sets win over Nuria Llagostera Vives on Friday.
Pennetta beat the Spaniard 6-4, 6-2 and will now meet eighth seed Julia Goerges, who beat Jill Craybas 6-2, 6-4.
In the other semifinal wildcard Romina Oprandi will face fifth seed Kaia Kanepi.
Oprandi defeated second-seeded Aravane Rezai of France 7-5, 6-0, while Kanepi beat the third seed, Sara Errani of Italy 6-2, 6-2.


Updated : 2021-03-05 02:53 GMT+08:00