U. Radwanska tops '11 champ Scheepers in China

Thursday, September 20, 2012 /by

GUANGZHOU, China -- Fourth-seeded Urszula Radwanska of Poland knocked out defending champion Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 6-1, 7-5 Thursday to reach the semifinals of the Guangzhou Open.

Radwanska, who lost to Scheepers in the quarterfinals last year, will next play Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan, who routed Mathilde Johansson of France 6-3, 6-0.

Third-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania also advanced, beating No. 8 Alize Cornet of France 6-4, 6-3 to set up a semifinal against Laura Robson of Britain.

Robson overcame Peng Shuai of China 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 in a match lasting more than three hours.

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