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Ferrer, Wawrinka, Seppi into Portugal semifinals

David Ferrer led the top three seeded players into the Portugal Open semifinals on Friday, beating Victor Hanescu of Romania 6-4, 7-6 (2).

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OEIRAS, Portugal —

David Ferrer led the top three seeded players into the Portugal Open semifinals on Friday, beating Victor Hanescu of Romania 6-4, 7-6 (2).

Second-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka knocked out local favorite Gastao Elias 6-4, 6-4, and No. 3 Andreas Seppi beat No. 8 Tommy Robredo 6-4, 6-3. Pablo Carreno-Busta rallied past fourth-seeded Fabio Fognini 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to complete the final four.

In the women's event, third-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and No. 4 Carla Suarez Navarro will meet in the final on Saturday.

Pavlyuchenkova recovered to beat Romina Oprandi 0-6, 6-3, 6-1 to reach her first title match on clay. Navarro, last year's finalist, overcame Kaia Kanepi 6-4, 6-1.


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