Morita, Pliskova reach Kuala Lumpur semis

by: AP February 28, 2013

Tags: Ayumi Morita

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Fourth-seeded Ayumi Morita of Japan defeated Thailand's Luksika Kumkhum 6-7, 6-4, 6-1 Friday to march into the Malaysian Open semifinals.

Morita needed just over two hours to dispatch her 19-year-old opponent and set up a semifinal against Karolina Pliskova.

The Czech advanced with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Austrian Patricia Mayr-Achleitner.

More Stories

How will Angelique Kerber fare in 2017?

After a breakthrough 2016, what does the German have in store for us next year? 

Arizona State AD makes commitment to bring back men's tennis

Buffie and Ray Anderson are helping to put Sun Devils men's tennis back on the map. 

Juan Martin del Potro, Delbonis emerge heroic with underrated weapons

The Argentinians have some of the best second serves on the ATP tour.