WTA Tour

Peer through to Baku semis

2013-07-26 15:30
Shahar Peer (Getty Images)
Baku - Shahar Peer of Israel has advanced to the semi-finals of the Baku Cup by beating Tadeja Majeric of Slovenia 6-0, 6-4 on Friday.

The 149th-ranked Peer, who is looking for her sixth career title, will next face Polish qualifier Magda Linette.

Linette advanced to her first semi-final match on the WTA Tour when wild-card entry Ons Jabeur of Tunisia, leading 6-3, 4-1, retired with an ankle injury.

Seventh-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine reached her second semi-final in as many weeks by beating second-seeded Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-2, 6-3.

She will next play fourth-seeded Alexandra Cadantu of Romania, who eliminated Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-7 (7/3), 6-3.

Collated results from day five of the WTA Baku Cup on Friday (x denotes seeding):

Quarter finals

Magda Linette (POL) bt Ons Jabeur (TUN) 3-6, 1-4 abandon
Shahar Peer (ISR) bt Tadeja Majeric (SLO) 6-0, 6-4
Elina Svitolina (UKR x7) bt Donna Vekic (CRO x2) 6-2, 6-3
Alexandra Cadantu (ROM x4) bt Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) 6-3, 6-7 (3/7), 6-3

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