Posted January 30, 2013 on
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Top-seeded Sara Errani of Italy reached the Open GDF Suez final when Kiki Bertens retired from their semifinal with back pains while trailing 5-0.
The 25-year-old Errani will face the winner of the semifinal between Kristina Mladenovic of France and Mona Barthel of Germany.
The seventh-ranked Errani reached the French Open final and U.S. Open semifinals last year.
The winner of six career titles won her last title on clay at Palermo in July - her fourth title of 2012.
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Top-seeded Sara Errani of Italy needed more than three hours to beat unseeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 Friday in the Open GDF Suez quarterfinals.
Errani will play Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens in the semifinals of the indoor tournament.
Bertens followed up her second-round win against fourth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia with another upset, beating No. 6 Lucie...
Top-seeded Sara Errani of Italy had little trouble reaching the Open GDF Suez quarterfinals on Thursday, leading 4-0 in the first set when Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia retired with a stomach complaint.
Errani will meet Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in the last eight, after she upset eighth-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-3.
There were other second-round...