BEIJING (AP) _ Top-seeded Novak Djokovic has won through to the semifinals of the China Open by beating Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-2. The Serbian world No. 2 struggled to hold serve in the first game, but soon found his form against the French No. 43 and served out Friday's match with an ace. Djokovic next faces the winner of Friday's later quarterfinal between Nikolay Davydenko of Russia and American John Isner.
On the women's side, Russian second seed Vera Zvonareva won 6-0, 6-2 against French Open champion Francesca Schiavone. Next up for the world No. 4 will be the winner of Friday's match between new world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and Serbia's Ana Ivanovic. AP