American Danielle Collins made quick work of seventh-seeded Aussie Astra Sharma on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Palermo Ladies Open in Italy.
The No. 1 seed had five aces while scoring a 6-1, 6-4 win in one hour, 12 minutes. Collins will play No. 4 seed Shuai Zhang of China, who rallied from a set down to defeat Serbian Olga Danilovic, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2).
The other semi will feature No. 6 seed Oceane Dodin of France versus Romanian Elena-Gabriela Ruse. Dodin needed nearly 2 frac12; hours to defeat Jacqueline Cristian of Romania, 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-4.
Ruse defeated Italy's Lucia Bronzetti 6-4, 7-5.
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The semifinals will feature four unseeded players after ninth-seeded Spaniard Nuria Parrizas Diaz fell to Belgium's Maryna Zanevska 6-3, 6-2 in Gdynia, Poland.
Zanevska held her serve throughout, fending off just two break points, and converted 3 of 8 her break-point opportunities for the win.
Zanevska will face the winner of Katarzyna Kawa-Kateryna Kozlova, whose match was suspended tied 3-3 in the second set. Kawa took the first 7-5.
The other semi will pit German Tamara Korpatsch against Kristina Kucova of Serbia, who needed an astounding three hours, 55 minutes to oust Georgia's Ekaterine Gorgodze, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (7), 7-6 (3).
Korpatsch defeated Hungary's Anna Bondar 7-5, 6-3 in one hour, 52 minutes.
--Field Level Media