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Errani needs three hours to reach Open GDF Suez semifinals

Associated Press

2/1/2013 1:28:35 PM

PARIS -- 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 Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 7-5.

Later Friday, second-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic faced Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic, and No. 3 Marion Bartoli of France played Germany's Mona Barthel.