College Park, Maryland, July 30: Top-seeded Shahar Peer of Israel beat Italy's Alberta Brianti 6-2, 6-1 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Citi Open.
In a match that lasted 3 hours, 42 minutes, third-seeded Tamira Paszek of Austria edged Canada's Stephanie Dubois 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (2). Paszek will play Peer in Saturday's semifinals. Peer won their only meeting, at the 2007 Fed Cup.
American Irina Falconi also advanced by downing France's Virginie Razzano 6-4, 6-3. Falconi will play the winner of the Nadia Petrova and Bojana Jovanovski match. AP