Szavay, Bondarenko reach Budapest semifinals

Jul 10, 2009 - 6:05 PM BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Fourth-seeded Agnes Szavay of Hungary defeated qualifier Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 6-2, 6-3 Friday to reach the semifinals of the Budapest Grand Prix.

Szavay won the last four games of the first set after breaking Bacsinszky for a 3-2 lead, and continued to control the play in the second.

Szavay will next face sixth-seeded Alona Bondarenko of Ukraine, who trailed 5-1 against Shahar Peer of Israel before winning 10 games in a row for a 7-5, 6-1 win.

Edina Gallovits of Romania advanced by beating Petra Martic of Croatia, 6-3, 7-6 (6), while the last quarterfinal between top-seeded Patty Schnyder of Switzerland and fifth-seeded Alisa Kleybanova of Russia was suspended because of rain with Schnyder leading 4-3 in the first set.






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