Errani and Vinci through to semifinals in Palermo

by: AP July 12, 2013

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PALERMO, Sicily (AP)—Top-seeded Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci cruised into the semifinals of the Italiacom Open on Friday.

No. 1 Errani, who won the tournament in 2008 and 2012, beat seventh-seeded Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 6-4, 6-0. No. 2 Vinci won 6-1, 6-4 over fifth-seeded Spaniard Lourdes Dominguez Lino.

Errani next faces fourth-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic. Zakopalova ended Dinah Pfizenmaier's impressive tournament, beating the German 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-1.

Vinci plays another Spaniard after Estrella Cabeza Candela — ranked 108th in the world — beat Renata Voracova 7-5, 6-4.

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