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Shahar Peer, Olga Govortsova advance to semifinals in Memphis

Shahar Peer, Olga Govortsova advance to semifinals in Memphis

Third-seeded Shahar Peer of Israel rallied to beat former champion Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the Cellular South Cup quarterfinals on Thursday.
Peer, the highest remaining seed in the draw, will meet fifth-seeded Olga Govortsova of Belarus for the chance to reach the final for a second straight year.
Govortsova defeated German wild card Julia Goerges 7-6 (5), 6-2 to reach her first tour semifinals of the year.
Peer notched her 200th career win on the WTA Tour in defeating seventh-seeded Arvidsson, who won her one and only tour title here in 2006.
New Zealand qualifier Marina Erakovic reached her second career semifinals _ the other was last month at home _ in beating Russian Ally Kudryavtseva 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. Erakovic, who won the last three games with two breaks in the second set to turn the match around, will play either Lindsay Davenport or Caroline Wozniacki next.
In the men's Regions Morgan Keegan Championships, eighth-seeded Robin Soderling routed Victor Hanescu of Romania 6-2, 6-1 in 44 minutes to make it into his third quarterfinals in three tournaments this year. The Swede is coming off a runner-up finish in Rotterdam on Sunday.
Chris Guccione of Australia served impressively in ousting sixth-seeded Thomas Johansson 6-3, 6-4. Guccione fired 15 aces, lost only seven points on serve, and gave the former Australian Open champion no break points.
Swedish veteran Jonas Bjorkman overcame fifth-seeded Sam Querrey 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (4), and will play another American next, Donald Young, who beat Alejandro Falla of Colombia 6-1, 1-6, 6-3.


Updated : 2021-05-17 00:41 GMT+08:00