Found September 30, 2011 on Tennis Panorama :
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Alexa Glatch (Photo by Craig Glover) By Steve Pratt LAS VEGAS, Nev., (Sept. 30, 2011) – Get ready for a battle in the first semifinal of the third annual Lexus of Las Vegas on Saturday. Top-seeded Italian Romina Oprandi knows she’ll be in for one.   Oprandi beat University of Florida junior and USTA Vegas wild card Allie Will in the quarterfinals on Friday, 7-6 (6), 6-1, to advance to the semifinals at the third annual event, a $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit event, taking place at the Red Rock Country Club in Summerlin.   Oprandi meets Japan’s Kurmuri Nara ion Saturday in a rematch of their second-round qualifying match at the recent US Open which Oprandi eventually won in a three and a half hour battle. Oprandi went on to qualify for the Open and won a main-draw round at the year’s final Grand Slam in New York City.   The Open was the first tournament back for Oprandi since breaking her hand after slipping at a grass court event a week before Wimbledon that put her in a cast for eight we...
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