Czech Iveta Benesova tried but failed to reach the semis at the Luxembourg Open. Belrussian Victoria Azarenka defeated her in straight sets 6-3, 6-2. Azarenka will now face Germany’s Julia Goerges whose opponent, Latvian Anastasija Sevastova, withdrew with a hip injury while being 5-2 behind in the first set.
In other quarterfinals, Monica Niculescu of Romania defeated lucky loser Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-4, and Anne Keothavong of Britain beat Bibiane Schoofs of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-2.
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