Jankovic, Petkovic reach semifinals

Associated Press  |  Last updated June 13, 2013

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 22: Jelena Jankovic of Serbia plays a backhand in her third round match against Alona Bondarenko of the Ukraine during day five of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 22, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Top-seeded Jelena Jankovic cruised past sixth-seeded Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-4, 6-0 on Thursday to set up a semifinal against Andrea Petkovic in the inaugural WTA Nurnberger Versicherungscup. Petkovic is coming back from a series of injuries and got a wild card into the tournament, like Jankovic. Petkovic came from a set down to beat eighth-seeded Annika Beck 4-6, 6-3, 7-5. In the other semifinal Friday, fifth-seeded Lucie Safarova will play No. 7 Simona Halep. Safarova needed three sets to edge Polona Hercog 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4, while Halep defeated Galina Voskoboeva 6-4, 6-1.
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