Wickmayer, Pervak advance to semifinals in Austria
BAD GASTEIN, Austria (AP) - Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium and Ksenia Pervak of Kazakhstan advanced to the semifinals of the Gastein Ladies on Friday.
Second-ranked Wickmayer defeated Austria's Yvonne Meusburger 6-3, 6-2 to reach her third semifinal of the season, where she will take on either No. 8 Johanna Larsson of Sweden or Mandy Minella of Luxembourg.
Meusburger reached the quarterfinals here every year since the tournament was first held in 2007, but has failed to do so at any other WTA tour event.
No. 3 Pervak allowed American qualifier Chichi Scholl just one break point on her way to a 6-4, 6-1 victory.
In the semifinals, Pervak will play No. 7 Alize Cornet of France or Estrella Cabeza Candela of Spain.