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Voegele, Suarez Navarro reach semifinals in Linz

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Last Updated: October 11, 2013, 22:18 IST

Voegele, Suarez Navarro reach semifinals in Linz

Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland won the last five games to beat second-seeded Sloane Stephens 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-5 in the quarterfinals of the Generali Ladies.

Linz: Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland won the last five games to beat second-seeded Sloane Stephens 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-5 in the quarterfinals of the Generali Ladies on Friday.

The 12th-ranked Stephens lost a 5-2 lead in the opening set before converting her ninth set point in the tiebreaker. Voegele used one break to take the second set and won the decider from 5-2 down.

The 58th-ranked Voegele will play two-time former champion Ana Ivanovic or Dominika Cibulkova to reach her first career final.

Also, fourth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain beat Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-1, 6-3 to reach her fourth semifinal of the season and first on hardcourt.

Suarez Navarro won the first eight points of the match and held serve throughout. She next plays top-seeded Angelique Kerber or Patricia Mayr-Achleitner.
first published:October 11, 2013, 22:18 IST
last updated:October 11, 2013, 22:18 IST