Peer advances to semifinals at Baku Cup

by: AP July 26, 2013

Tags: Shahar Peer

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BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP)—Shakhar Peer of Israel advanced to the semifinals of the Baku Cup by beating Tadeja Majeric of Slovenia 6-0, 6-4 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 semifinal match on the WTA Tour when wild-card entry Ons Jabeur of Tunisia, leading 6-3, 4-1, retired with an injury.

Seventh-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine advanced to her second semifinal in as many weeks by beating second-seeded Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-2, 6-3. She will next play fourth-seeded Alexandra Cadantu, who defeated Galina Voskoboeva 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3.

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