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WUHAN---Third-seeded Petra Kvi-
tova swept aside Caroline Garcia 6-
3, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the
Wuhan Open yesterday, while Car-
oline Wozniacki rallied to beat
Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland
4-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Kvitova held serve throughout the
match and broke Garcia once in each
set to complete the win in 1 hour,
"It was quite humid and hot today
... but the court feels faster, which
is something that probably suits my
game a lot," Kvitova said. "And I'm
serving well, so that's helpful too."
Kvitova would qualify for WTA
finals in Singapore if she wins the
title at Wuhan.
But first Kvitova has to get past
fast-improving Elina Svitolina in the
semifinals after the unseeded
Ukrainian upset No. 7 Angelique Ker-
ber 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the quarterfinals.
Wozniacki was broken twice by
the 61st-ranked Bacsinszky, but
broke her Swiss opponent four times.
She will next face Eugenie Bouchard,
who overcame Alize Cornet's fight-
back in the second set to win 6-3,
The sixth-seeded Bouchard was
leading 5-2 in the second set before
letting Cornet back in the match,
but the Canadian recovered to close
out the victory.
qualify for Wuhan
Murray of Britain beat Somdev Dev-
varman of India 6-3, 6-3 to reach the
quarterfinals of the Shenzhen Open
Murray converted four of his seven
break points and won 82 percent of his
first service points in the match that
lasted 1 hour, 21 minutes at Shenzhen
Longgang Sports Center.
The Scot will next face Luksa Lacko
of Slovakia, who beat Ricardas Berankis
of Lithuania 6-4, 7-6 (1). The Slovakian
saved four of the five break points he
faced to earn his 14th tour-level win
of the season.
Viktor Troicki of Srbia also advanced
when he upset top-seeded David Ferrer
of Spain 6-3, 6-4.
Troicki hit 13 aces and converted two
of his five break points to record his
first win in four attempts against Fer-
rer.The Serb will next face sixth-seeded
Santiago Giraldo of Colombia, who beat
qualifier Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia
Giraldo withstood 11 aces from
Kokkinakis, who was playing just his
eighth tour-level match.
Murray, Troicki advance
at Shenzhen Open
ROME---Udinese moved into
third place in the Serie A with a
1-0 win at Lazio yesterday.
Forward Cyril Thereau scored in
the 26th minute for the visitors,
slotting in from the center of the
area between two defenders at the
The victory placed Udinese within
three points of Italian leaders Juven-
tus and Roma, who won their fourth
consecutive matches on Wednesday.
Lazio is 15th.
Still seeking his first goal of the
season, veteran Miroslav Klose
was a constant threat for Lazio
but couldn't find the target.
Also, a free kick from Lazio
midfielder Antonio Candreva
went wide in the 73rd.
Udinese began with its top
scorer Antonio Di Natale on the
bench although he went on in the
65th when Thereau exited with
a muscle problem.
Former Inter Milan manager
Andrea Stramaccioni is in his first
season with Udinese and has so far
guided the club to three wins and
Udinese is owned by the Pozzo
family, which also controls Watford
in England and Granada in Spain.
The club's best finishes in the Serie
A were second in 1955 and third in
1998 and 2012.
third in Serie A
Lazio's Miroslav Klose, centre, tries to dribble past and Udinese's Thomas Heurtaux, left, and Udinese's
Emmanuel Badu during a Serie A soccer match at the Rome Olympic stadium, yesterday. AP PHOTO
aside Cordoba 3-0 at home to
remain undefeated and take the
lead of the Spanish league on goal
Valencia's fourth win in five
rounds lifted it to the top of the
table ahead of Barcelona and Sevilla
on goal difference.
Striker Paco Alcacer headed in
Valencia's 22nd-minute opener.
Left back Jose Gaya added a goal
four minutes later before Sofiane
Feghouli rounded off the win in
After finishing last season in
eighth place and missing out on
playing in European competition
this season, the team's turnaround
has come under first-year Por-
tuguese manager Nuno Espirito
Defending champion Atletico
Madrid is in fourth place, two
points behind the top trio. Real
Madrid is another two points
behind in fifth.
Valencia rises to top in Spain
and Bordeaux missed the chance
to go level on points with French
league leader Marseille after draw-
ing 1-1 yesterday.
In front of its buoyant fans, Saint-
Etienne extended its unbeaten home
record to 16 matches but should
rue its lack of efficiency.
Christophe Galtier's side missed
too many chances in the first half
although Ricky van Wolfswinkel,
on loan from Norwich, opened the
scoring with a left-footed shot after
connecting with a fine cross from
Franck Tabanou in the 29th minute.
Defender Tiago Ilori, an English
Premier League player on loan from
Liverpool, headed home the equal-
izer eight minutes later against the
run of play after some confusion in
the box following a corner.
Saint-Etienne and Bordeaux trail
Marseille by two points after seven
Saint-Etienne, which travels to
Marseille on Sunday, got off to a
bright start and created a first
opportunity after four minutes when
Francois Clerc unleashed a 25-meter
strike that forced keeper Cedric
Carrasso to a two-fisted save.
The hosts kept pushing through-
out the first half and Van Wolf-
swinkel should have scored in the
16th from Allan Saint-Maximin's
low cross but he missed the target
from close range as Carrasso looked
Bordeaux hold Saint-Etienne to 1-1
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